I will be in Vienna, Austria starting next week mainly to teach a four day illustration workshop. While I am going to be there, I will be participating in a really fun and exciting exhibition JAPANGA! It is a survey of Shin-hanga (= modern Japanese woodblock prints), including some well-known Hokusai, but mainly focused on under-the-radar gems .
They will also be releasing two limited edition large format signed and sealed prints. I will be at the opening, and if you purchase prints and want me to write special message etc, (it’s Christmas shopping season after all) I will be more than happy to do so.
hope to see you there!
JAPANGA! A JOURNEY FROM SHIN-HANGA TO MODERN ILLUSTRATION ART
The Shin-hanga („new prints“) movement from early 20th century Japan constitutes one of the main roots of today´s Manga and has had a tremendous impact on modern illustration art.
Just as the classic Ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the 18th and 19th centuries influenced European artists, and led to impressionism and art nouveau in Europe (as well as to Jugendstil in Vienna), Shin-hanga was strongly influenced by Western elements such as the effects of light and the expression of individual moods, but focused on strictly traditional Japanese themes.
In this exhibition, some of the most important works from the Shin-hanga movement will be displayed in Austria for the first time. The collection will give a vivid impression on how Shin-hanga has influenced the aesthetics and visual concepts of contemporary artists.
Completed with artworks by award-winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu, known for her stunningly powerful and perfectly crafted drawings, the exhibition will take you on a journey through time, showing the development from a traditional art form to the best of contemporary illustration.
and below are two large format limited print release.
The Rodeo Drive (top) will be printed on 50cm X 70cm (20″ x 30″) sheets, 30 prints will be made, all signed and sealed, 170 euro each.
Blowup 1 (below) will be printed on 40cm X 50cm (16″ x 20″) sheets, 40 prints will be made, all signed and sealed, 90 euro each.
They may sell the prints online, but the details are not decided yet. Please stay tuned.