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Title

Junk yard XXV

1991

Artist

Andō Michiko

Japan

1948 -

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching
    Edition
    2/30
    Dimensions
    100.0 x 60.0 cm image; 106.0 x 68.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., in Japanese, pencil "Michiko". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    407.1993
    Artist information
    Andō Michiko

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  • About

    Educated at Musashino Art University, and now resident in Tokyo, Ando's surrealist images exploit the play of light over material forms. In her disturbing series on junk yards, the discarded jettison of an industrial society becomes an organism, quietly extending its threatening tentacles in the eerie light of an uninhabited and polluted landscape. The 'open bite' technique she has employed for the background creates surface texture and re-inforces the sinister ambience of the composition.

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 24.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication