Please note some of the photos have bluish glare/light reflection so just be aware that--we will get better at the photography over time! Please see photos for condition. It is newly framed and matted with a black matt. The whole piece measures 30x25.
The portion inside of the matt measures approximately 23.75x18.75. It comes with artist information on the back.
This intricate piece seems to fuse industrial, geometric design, and surrealism. To me, it brings imaginations of the future with high technology and artificial intelligent industrial design. It seems dark and dystopian. The density of the drawing and the precision of the line of this aquatint cannot be overstated. The artist is Yasuyuki Kihara.
His work is prized and collected in North America, Europe, and Japan and his technique truly boggles the mind. Please see his bio below.
Very little is found in the U. On the extraordinary printmaker Yasuyuki Kihara, whose work shows the influence of Atelier 17, Surrealism, and a complex, nearly architectural geometry. Born on June 14, 1932, on the island prefecture of Hokkaido in Nayoro, Japan, he enrolled in the Musachino Art University where graduated with a degree in Western Painting in 1954. His early style was greatly inspired by the work of Utrillo, especially his views of Paris, and Kihara focused on the rural architectural elements of suburban Tokyo, earning various awards from competitions in school and elsewhere. In the early 1960s he entered his works into the British International Print Bienniale, the Krakow International Print Biennalle, and the Contemporary France Print Exhibition.
After marrying and starting a family, he worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator, as well as a jewelry maker in collaboration with his wife, artist Chika, to make ends meet. In the early 1970, still inspired by the Parisian works of Utrillo, he decided to live in Paris for one year, entrusting their two children with Chika and her parents. Kihara enrolled in in printmaking classes at the famed experimental printmaking workshop of Stanley William Hayter, Atelier 17. This would prove to be a pivotal time for the artist, who became fully immersed in intaglio printmaking and abstraction, and soon decided to remain in Paris for a while longer. This decision was extended indefinitely, with Kihara eventually choosing to become a permanent resident.
In the mid-1970s he left the workshop and focused entirely on burin engraving and developed the style he would become known for: precise, complex, nearly surrealist imagery. Beginning in 1971 he regularly entered his work into the annual New York International Miniature Print Exhibition, and in 1980 he participated in the Japanese Prints Exhibition at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art. In 2000 he was made a member of the Society of French Painter-Engravers, only the second Japanese artist to be honored with this induction, and in 2003 he was given a retrospective at a museum in Hokkaido. Yasuyuki Kihara passed away in Paris on April 24, 2011.Please note that we will be away from our store around December 20-29. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "elysian_manifest" and is located in this country: US.
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