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Title

Solstice

1990

Artist

Kuroda Shigeki

Japan

1953 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    softground etching and aquatint
    Edition
    20/50
    Dimensions
    59.0 x 35.5 cm image; 76.5 x 53.0 cm sheet; 86.0 x 63.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Shigeki Kuroda". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    440.1993
    Artist information
    Kuroda Shigeki

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Kuroda's images of cyclists sheltering under umbrellas and speeding along in one direction have become synonymous with urban life in Japan. He has been producing prints on this one theme since the late 1970s and is internationally recognised for these intense images which capture the hectic, stressful and pointless race of modem life. In these images the figures have become dehumanised and isolated. The prints serve as an indictment of modern life.

    As with many artists in this exhibition, Kuroda has revitalised the use of intaglio processes through new combinations and modifications. He was born and still lives in Yokohama, was educated at Tama Art University, and has exhibited extensively.

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 61.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication