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Title

Meditation-midair-B


Artist

SAITÔ Ryô

Japan

1941 -


About

Saito has been producing his brilliantly coloured, streamlined abstract prints since the 1970s. Born in Fukuoka and educated at Musashino Art College, Saito now lives in Ibaraki Prefecture.

This print belongs to a series called 'Small Planet' in which Saito seeks to express the scenery of his inner thoughts. His prints are full of movement as he seeks to capture the vastness of aerial space. His images contain a multi-layering of disparate fragments, each one a frame freeze on the multitude of visual images, symbols, and interference patterns that visually assault us every day. The energy and power of modem technology, visible and invisible, pervades his futuristic world.

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


Details


Alternative title

Mei - chû - B


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1990


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint


Edition

1/5


Dimensions

73.5 x 89.0 cm image; 79.3 x 97.1 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil " '90 Ryo Saitoh".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

453.1993


Artist information

SAITÔ Ryô

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, 68, 80 (colour illus.). cat. no. 48