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Title

Junk yard XXV


Artist

ANDÔ Michiko

Japan

1948 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

2/30


Dimensions

100.0 x 60.0 cm image; 106.0 x 68.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., in Japanese, pencil "Michiko". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

407.1993


Artist information

ANDÔ Michiko

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 15 (colour illus.), 24. cat.no. 3