Thursday, May 03, 2012

Cheerier news from NYC

My woodblock printing teacher will be giving a presentation of his work on Saturday, May 19, at 7pm at the Manhattan Graphics Center. If I was around, I'd go!

Please join us for an evening with
 Takuji Hamanaka 
Artist/Printmaker and Instructor at
Manhattan Graphics Center in the technique of
Japanese Woodblock Printing

Presenting images of his work and
discussing his recent artistic development and creative process. 

Free admission and open to the public.  

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM 


Artist's statement:

"My interest is making simple images for use in constructing repetitious forms and patterns by applying layers of color and shape. I want to add emphasis to the structural patterns that are derived from the accumulation of these simple units. To achieve this end, combining Japanese style woodblock with the Chin Collé process fit very well. In these recent works, variously shaped/cut Gampi papers were repeatedly pasted on the surface of the woodblocks to bring about subtle differences in layers and colors. The accumulations of paper create nuances of color on the surface through the physical depth of the layers."

 Shown above: 

At top: It could be anywhere, 2010

Above left: Get into it, 2010

Above right: Simmering, 2010

(All works: 28" x 22", Woodblock, Gampi Collage)  
Takuji Hamanaka is a 2011 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).   

This presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program, funded with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

1 comment:

  1. takuji8:15 PM

    Aimee !

    Thank you for posting info about my talk at MGC.
    Hope you keep having fun in the west.

    Keep me updated on your journey.



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