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Collection

KURODA Shigeki

(Japan 1953 – )

Title
Solstice
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
1990
Media category
Print
Materials used
softground etching and aquatint
Edition
20/50
Dimensions

59.0 x 35.5 cm image; 76.5 x 53.0 cm sheet; 86.0 x 63.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Shigeki Kuroda". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
440.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

Kuroda's images of cyclists sheltering under umbrellas and speeding along in one direction have become synonymous with urban life in Japan. He has been producing prints on this one theme since the late 1970s and is internationally recognised for these intense images which capture the hectic, stressful and pointless race of modem life. In these images the figures have become dehumanised and isolated. The prints serve as an indictment of modern life.

As with many artists in this exhibition, Kuroda has revitalised the use of intaglio processes through new combinations and modifications. He was born and still lives in Yokohama, was educated at Tama Art University, and has exhibited extensively.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 61.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 61, 66 (colour illus.). cat.no. 35

Exhibition history (1)

The Urban Bonsai: