(Japan 1948– )
100.0 x 60.0cm image; 106.0 x 68.0cm sheet
Educated at Musashino Art University, and now resident in Tokyo, Andoh's surrealist images exploit the play of light over material forms. In her disturbing series on junk yards, the discarded jettison of an industrial society becomes an organism, quietly extending its threatening tentacles in the eerie light of an uninhabited and polluted landscape. The 'open bite' technique she has employed for the background creates surface texture and re-inforces the sinister ambience of the composition.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 24.
Jackie Menzies (Australia) (Author), Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 15 (colour illus.), 24. cat.no. 3
The Urban Bonsai, Queensland Art Gallery, 04 Mar 1992–04 May 1992.
The Urban Bonsai, National Art Gallery, Wellington, 20 Jun 1992–09 Aug 1992.
The Urban Bonsai, Christchurch Art Gallery, 12 Sep 1992–29 Oct 1992.
The Urban Bonsai, Manawatu Art Gallery, 13 Nov 1992–10 Jan 1993.
The Urban Bonsai, The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, 18 Mar 1993–25 Apr 1993.
The Urban Bonsai, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 08 May 1993–01 Aug 1993.
The Urban Bonsai, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, 11 Mar 1994–24 Apr 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, The Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, 19 May 1994–19 Jun 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 15 Jul 1994–21 Aug 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, Moree Plains Gallery, 11 Nov 1994–24 Dec 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, 01 Feb 1995–05 Mar 1995.