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Title

Dream guide

1990

Artist

Risho Shigeo

Japan

1948 –

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Yumesaki annai
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching and aquatint
    Edition
    11/50
    Dimensions
    60.0 x 36.5 cm image; 74.0 x 50.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Shigeo Risho '90".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    451.1993
    Artist information
    Risho Shigeo

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Print artists now draw on a wide repertoire of techniques: the definition of prints is constantly expanding as artists draw on computer graphics, photography and other more recent technologies, as well as the more established relief and intaglio techniques, to create their images.

    Certainly Risho, born in Chiba Prefecture and now living in Kanagawa, is one of the modern artists using varied techniques to create strange new worlds suspended in ambiguous super-real spaces. In this print, exotic minarets with blazing windows indicate some form of intelligent life amongst the fantastic vegetation. The organic polyp forms point to a new nature: a further extension of the artificiality of traditional bonsai which at least used natural forms. Now even the organic shapes are artificial creations, manipulated in a new space. Such worlds as this prepare us for the future of virtual reality and other computer-generated simulated realities. Risho's aim is to create new worlds of fantasy and travel guides to them.

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 65, 68.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication