(Japan 1952 – )
64.0 x 51.0 cm image; 76.0 x 62.0 cm sheet 90.0 x 70.0 cm frame
Kurita lives in Ibaraki where he was born, and was educated at Tokai University and the Sokei Academy of Fine Arts.
He has travelled to exotic locations such as Kathmandu and the experience has inspired his work. In this print details such as the icy mountain peaks and inlaid mosaic box evoke the exotic. The box itself, opening to reveal a miniature city, is an apt modern metaphor for Pandora's box.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 60-61.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 60, 61, 63 (colour illus.). cat.no. 34
The Urban Bonsai: