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Collection

TANABE Kazurô

(Japan 1937 – )

Title
Distance - V (Tokyo-'90)
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Year
1990
Media category
Print
Materials used
screenprint
Edition
4/5
Dimensions

52.0 x 76.5 cm image; 61.0 x 85.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.c. to l.r., pencil "Kazuro Tanabe". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
468.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

Tanabe is now living in Kanagawa Prefecture where he was born. He was trained at Tohoku University in Sendai in northern Japan. Most of his recent prints have been based on contrasting linear grid patterns. He prints in black alone, leaving the natural colour of the paper as the contrasting white. He enjoys the optical effects created by his prints as well as their elegant minimalism and sense of distance. The black is the reverse of the white, its after-image or shadow. The relationship of the two reverse halves has been mathematically calculated.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 93.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 93, 103 (colour illus.). cat.no. 63

Exhibition history (1)

The Urban Bonsai: