Friday, November 24, 2017

Japanese art exhibit opening in Yekaterinburg

Japanese printmaking from 1980 to 2010 will be featured in an exhibit at the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts opening at 6 p.m. Friday.

The exhibit will include approximately 200 graphics created in the past 30 years, regional sector head of the media arts Jan Shlyahetskaya said. 


Contemporary Japanese artists use a diverse selection of mediums for their artwork. Woodcut, etching, mezzotint, lithography and unique artist techniques are all fair game with Japanese art, which will be present at the gallery. Some artists even use multiple techniques and mediums in one piece.

The exhibition will include a wide range of topics. Nature is a prevalent theme for some artists, while others, such as Kenji Nagai, Noriko Ueda and Masataka Kuroyanagi, prefer abstract art. Akiko Taniguchi and Tomiyuki Saktua depict surreal scenes. One of the artists, Michiko Hoshino, was a close friend of Jorge Luis Borges, and much of her art reflects the influence of his Argentinian writings.

All of the pieces were created by renowned artists. The oldest and most famous of the artists is Tadayoshi Nakabayasi, who is 77. The youngest, Rui Nishiyama, is no more than 13.

The exhibition is open to visitors until Feb. 15.

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Oblastnaya Gazeta 101 Malisheva St. Yekaterinburg, Russia

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