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KURITA Masahiro

(Japan 1952 – )

Title
The moment of empty space
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
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
Accession number
439.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 60, 61, 63 (colour illus.). cat.no. 34

Exhibition history (1)

The Urban Bonsai: