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Title

Wind project-3

1991


Artist

IMAMURA Yoshio

Japan

1948 -


About

Imamura's multi-media, sensitive abstract prints are testaments to the luxuriant pleasures of grey, and to the whims of chance, since his surfaces are enhanced by the vagaries of printing over which he has no control. The artist is sensitive to the conflicts of everyday life and the efforts to harmonise mind and body against the triple pressures of the environment, routine and time. As a sort of panacea, he recalls in this print the reverence he felt for nature when as a child he walked through the grounds of the shrine in the forest and felt the wind against his body. His print has the stature of a non-iconic homage to animism, the spirit dwelling within all natural phenomena, that was a central tenet of Japan's native religion of Shintoism.

Imamura still lives in Nagano Prefecture where he was born.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 33.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching, aquatint and collagraph


Edition

A.P.


Dimensions

89.5 x 59.5 cm image; 112.0 x 74.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "'91 Y. Ima...(illeg.)".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

424.1993


Artist information

IMAMURA Yoshio

Works in the collection

2


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, 33, 43 (colour illus.). cat.no. 19