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Title

Wanderer V

1990

Artist

Tamekane Yoshikatsu

Japan

1959 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1990
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodcut and collagraph
    Edition
    A.P.
    Dimensions
    103.0 x 67.0 cm sheet
    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    467.1993
    Artist information
    Tamekane Yoshikatsu

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Born in Hyogo Prefecture and educated at the Sokei Academy of Fine Arts, Tamekane now resides in Tokyo. He wants to express this contemporary age through the inner wanderings of his own soul. To create the distinctive surface of his prints, he combines woodblock printing and metal flecks, both of which are traditional in Japan, with the newer technique of collagraph. The ambiguous forms in his prints nudge our memories and subconscious. In this particular print the central totemic shape, undefined in scale and texture, resonates as an ancient Chinese jade ceremonial blade or sceptre, imbued with the dignity of the unknown authority it represents.

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 93.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication