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Collection

ANDÔ Michiko

(Japan 1948 – )

Title
Junk yard XXV
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
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
Accession number
407.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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

Exhibition history (1)

The Urban Bonsai: