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Title

Distance - V (Tokyo-'90)


Artist

TANABE Kazurô

Japan

1937 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

468.1993


Artist information

TANABE Kazurô

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, 93, 103 (colour illus.). cat.no. 63