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Title

The moment of empty space

1991

Artist

Kurita Masahiro

Japan

1952 -

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    wood engraving, collagraph and hand-colouring
    Edition
    1/5
    Dimensions
    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".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    439.1993
    Artist information
    Kurita Masahiro

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication