Presentation #2 by George Miyasaki

Presentation #2 by George Miyasaki

Presentation #2

George Miyasaki

Title

Presentation #2

 
Artist
Year
1964  
Technique
mixed technique color collagraph 
Image Size
19 7/8 x 17 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 11  
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower center; dated in pencil after the signature 
Reference
 
Paper
ivory Rives BFK watermarked wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
19540 
Price
$750.00 
Description

"Presentation #2" uses experimental methods to create the image, including the use of polymer on the plate surface as well as medallions and a photoengraved plate glued to the surface of the plate like a collage, hence the designation "collagraph." The plate was inked both intaglio and relief and printed in a single pass through the press. The resultant print has a three dimensional, bas-relief quality.

George Miyasaki had studied lithography with Leon Goldin and Nathan Oliveira, producing some highly experimental images and becoming fascinated by printmaking.

Miyasaki earned his M.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1958, and the following year his work was included in the American Prints Today traveling exhibition. In 1961, a solo exhibition of his work was held at the Paul Kantor Gallery in Los Angeles. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1963 and traveled to Europe. It was during this time that he worked at Atelier 17 in Paris, concentrating on intaglio printmaking.

In the book "A Spectrum of Innovation", David Acton mentioned that figures appeared in Miyasaki's work after he began to teach printmaking at the University of California at Berkeley in 1964. He also began to incorporate images via transfer methods into his paintings and prints.