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Title

Meditation-midair-B

1990

Artist

Saitō Ryō

Japan

1941 –

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Mei - chû - B
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    screenprint
    Edition
    1/5
    Dimensions
    73.5 x 89.0 cm image; 79.3 x 97.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil " '90 Ryo Saitoh".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    453.1993
    Artist information
    Saitō Ryō

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Saito has been producing his brilliantly coloured, streamlined abstract prints since the 1970s. Born in Fukuoka and educated at Musashino Art College, Saito now lives in Ibaraki Prefecture.

    This print belongs to a series called 'Small Planet' in which Saito seeks to express the scenery of his inner thoughts. His prints are full of movement as he seeks to capture the vastness of aerial space. His images contain a multi-layering of disparate fragments, each one a frame freeze on the multitude of visual images, symbols, and interference patterns that visually assault us every day. The energy and power of modem technology, visible and invisible, pervades his futuristic world.

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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication