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Title

Solstice

1990


Artist

KURODA Shigeki

Japan

1953 -


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.


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

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 61, 66 (colour illus.). cat.no. 35