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Title

Wind project-3

1991

Artist

Imamura Yoshio

Japan

1948 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, aquatint and collagraph
    Edition
    A.P.
    Dimensions
    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.)".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    424.1993
    Copyright
    © IMAMURA Yoshio

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    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

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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