A reflected screen
Arichi studied under the Surrealist printmaker Yamanobe Yoshio and became known for his elegant abstract prints in which colourful, overlapping, horizontal and vertical ellipses floated through a futuristic space-time continuum. He has since moved into a more intimate, representational mode in which his earlier concerns with time and space are maintained, but the application has become more personal and diverse. Now Arichi is concerned with the scenery he sees around him; by photographing it, fragmenting it and choosing his own colours which he then applies by hand, he creates a unique and personal scenery.
After graduating from the Department of Art at Nihon University, Arichi furthered his studies by studying at the Bradford College of Art and Design in England in 1976 and 1977, and at Smith College in America in 1986 and 1987. Since 1988 he has been teaching at Nihon University. In 1990 he visited Australia, travelling around, conducting workshops, and producing new work of his own. The intrusion of landscape elements into his more recent work is a response to the strong impression the Australian countryside made on him.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 24.
Place where the work was made
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
collage of lithograph, embossing and hand-colouring
76.0 x 56.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of the artist 1993
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
The Urban Bonsai:
- Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane 04 Mar 1992–04 May 1992
- National Art Gallery, Wellington, Wellington 20 Jun 1992–09 Aug 1992
- Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch 12 Sep 1992–29 Oct 1992
- Manawatu Art Gallery, New Zealand 13 Nov 1992–10 Jan 1993
- The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne 18 Mar 1993–25 Apr 1993
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 08 May 1993–01 Aug 1993
- Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains 11 Mar 1994–24 Apr 1994
- Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra 19 May 1994–19 Jun 1994
- Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown 15 Jul 1994–21 Aug 1994
- Moree Plains Gallery, Moree 11 Nov 1994–24 Dec 1994
- Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah 01 Feb 1995–05 Mar 1995
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 22 (colour illus.), 24. cat.no. 5