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A reflected screen



Arichi Yoshito


1949 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Media category
    Materials used
    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
    Accession number
    Artist information
    Arichi Yoshito

    Works in the collection


  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • The Urban Bonsai, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 04 Mar 1992–04 May 1992

      The Urban Bonsai, National Art Gallery, Wellington, Wellington, 20 Jun 1992–09 Aug 1992

      The Urban Bonsai, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, 12 Sep 1992–29 Oct 1992

      The Urban Bonsai, Manawatu Art Gallery, New Zealand, 13 Nov 1992–10 Jan 1993

      The Urban Bonsai, The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, 18 Mar 1993–25 Apr 1993

      The Urban Bonsai, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 08 May 1993–01 Aug 1993

      The Urban Bonsai, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, 11 Mar 1994–24 Apr 1994

      The Urban Bonsai, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 19 May 1994–19 Jun 1994

      The Urban Bonsai, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, 15 Jul 1994–21 Aug 1994

      The Urban Bonsai, Bank Art Museum Moree, Moree, 11 Nov 1994–24 Dec 1994

      The Urban Bonsai, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Murwillumbah, 01 Feb 1995–05 Mar 1995

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication