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Title

The moment of empty space

1991


Artist

KURITA Masahiro

Japan

1952 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

wood engraving, collagraph and hand-colouring


Edition

1/5


Dimensions

64.0 x 51.0 cm image; 76.0 x 62.0 cm sheet 90.0 x 70.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Mas. Kurita '91".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

439.1993


Artist information

KURITA Masahiro

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, 60, 61, 63 (colour illus.). cat.no. 34