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Title

Dream guide


Artist

RISHO Shigeo

Japan

1948 -


About

Print artists now draw on a wide repertoire of techniques: the definition of prints is constantly expanding as artists draw on computer graphics, photography and other more recent technologies, as well as the more established relief and intaglio techniques, to create their images.

Certainly Risho, born in Chiba Prefecture and now living in Kanagawa, is one of the modern artists using varied techniques to create strange new worlds suspended in ambiguous super-real spaces. In this print, exotic minarets with blazing windows indicate some form of intelligent life amongst the fantastic vegetation. The organic polyp forms point to a new nature: a further extension of the artificiality of traditional bonsai which at least used natural forms. Now even the organic shapes are artificial creations, manipulated in a new space. Such worlds as this prepare us for the future of virtual reality and other computer-generated simulated realities. Risho's aim is to create new worlds of fantasy and travel guides to them.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 65, 68.


Details


Alternative title

Yumesaki annai


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1990


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching and aquatint


Edition

11/50


Dimensions

60.0 x 36.5 cm image; 74.0 x 50.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Shigeo Risho '90".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

451.1993


Artist information

RISHO Shigeo

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, 65, 68, 78 (colour illus.). cat. no. 46