The moment of empty space
Kurita lives in Ibaraki where he was born, and was educated at Tokai University and the Sokei Academy of Fine Arts.
He has travelled to exotic locations such as Kathmandu and the experience has inspired his work. In this print details such as the icy mountain peaks and inlaid mosaic box evoke the exotic. The box itself, opening to reveal a miniature city, is an apt modern metaphor for Pandora's box.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 60-61.
Place where the work was made
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
wood engraving, collagraph and hand-colouring
64.0 x 51.0 cm image; 76.0 x 62.0 cm sheet 90.0 x 70.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Mas. Kurita '91".
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
- Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, 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
Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 60, 61, 63 (colour illus.). cat.no. 34