(Japan 1941 – )
73.5 x 89.0 cm image; 79.3 x 97.1 cm sheet
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.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 68, 80 (colour illus.). cat. no. 48
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