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SAITÔ Ryô

(Japan 1941 – )

Title
Meditation-midair-B
Alternative title:
Mei - chû - B
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
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
Accession number
453.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 68, 80 (colour illus.). cat. no. 48

Exhibition history (1)

The Urban Bonsai: