(Japan 1959– )
103.0 x 67.0cm sheet
Born in Hyogo Prefecture and educated at the Sokei Academy of Fine Arts, Tamekane now resides in Tokyo. He wants to express this contemporary age through the inner wanderings of his own soul. To create the distinctive surface of his prints, he combines woodblock printing and metal flecks, both of which are traditional in Japan, with the newer technique of collagraph. The ambiguous forms in his prints nudge our memories and subconscious. In this particular print the central totemic shape, undefined in scale and texture, resonates as an ancient Chinese jade ceremonial blade or sceptre, imbued with the dignity of the unknown authority it represents.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 93.
Jackie Menzies (Australia) (Author), Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 93, 102 (colour illus.). cat.no. 62
The Urban Bonsai, Queensland Art Gallery, 04 Mar 1992–04 May 1992.
The Urban Bonsai, National Art Gallery, Wellington, 20 Jun 1992–09 Aug 1992.
The Urban Bonsai, Christchurch Art Gallery, 12 Sep 1992–29 Oct 1992.
The Urban Bonsai, Manawatu Art Gallery, 13 Nov 1992–10 Jan 1993.
The Urban Bonsai, The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, 18 Mar 1993–25 Apr 1993.
The Urban Bonsai, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 08 May 1993–01 Aug 1993.
The Urban Bonsai, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, 11 Mar 1994–24 Apr 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, The Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, 19 May 1994–19 Jun 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, Campbelltown Arts Centre, 15 Jul 1994–21 Aug 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, Moree Plains Gallery, 11 Nov 1994–24 Dec 1994.
The Urban Bonsai, Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, 01 Feb 1995–05 Mar 1995.