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Title

Division-216

1989


Artist

TAKAGAKI Shûko

Japan

1953 -


About

As with other contemporary artists, Takagaki is defining a new world, creating uninhabited dwellings and spaces that tease our knowledge of past and future worlds. He is very interested in ancient history and his forms evoke unknown nomadic tribes. He is also searching for different concepts of contrast as exemplified in this print in which the soft amorphous exterior of an above-ground structure is contrasted with the precision of the internally defined subterranean room.

To create the special effects of his prints, Takagaki prints on both sides of the paper, using water-based colours.

He was born in Hiroshima (which may explain his focus on shelters), was educated at Tama Art University and now lives in Kanagawa.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 92.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1989


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Edition

6/30


Dimensions

61.5 x 44.0 cm image; 73.0 x 51.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signedl.r., pencil "Shuko". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

463.1993


Artist information

TAKAGAKI Shûko

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, 92, 95 (colour illus.). cat.no. 58