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Imamura Yoshio


1948 –

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Media category
    Materials used
    etching, aquatint and collagraph
    89.5 x 59.5 cm image; 112.0 x 74.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "'91 Y. Ima...(illeg.)".

    Gift of the artist 1993
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © IMAMURA Yoshio

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  • About

    Imamura's multi-media, sensitive abstract prints are testaments to the luxuriant pleasures of grey, and to the whims of chance, since his surfaces are enhanced by the vagaries of printing over which he has no control. The artist is sensitive to the conflicts of everyday life and the efforts to harmonise mind and body against the triple pressures of the environment, routine and time. As a sort of panacea, he recalls in this print the reverence he felt for nature when as a child he walked through the grounds of the shrine in the forest and felt the wind against his body. His print has the stature of a non-iconic homage to animism, the spirit dwelling within all natural phenomena, that was a central tenet of Japan's native religion of Shintoism.

    Imamura still lives in Nagano Prefecture where he was born.

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 33.

  • 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

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