Untitled (surreal structure) by Koichi Yamamoto

Untitled (surreal structure) by Koichi Yamamoto

Untitled (surreal structure)

Koichi Yamamoto

Title

Untitled (surreal structure)

 
Artist

Koichi Yamamoto

  1967 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1995  
Technique
etching and color aquatint 
Image Size
24 11/16 x 17 9/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
7 of 8  
Annotations
pencil editioned and dedicated "For Gordon" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21885 
Price
$600.00 
Description

Koichi Yamamoto uses etching and color aquatint to create this organic image, an ancient stump that rises and grows into an intricate structure, an octagonal fortress of stone and a weblike "neural structure" moving through and around it.

The artist uses a tonal aquatint to add a subtle, evolving color, somewhat like the Japanese woodblock printing method of 'bokashi', a variation in lightness and darkness (value) of a single color by hand applying a gradation of ink to a matrix.

This etching is dedicated "for Gordon", a gift to Portland, Oregon artist and curator Gordon Gilkey. This impression was deaccessioned as a duplicate from the Gilkey Print Center at Portland Museum of Art, which has a collection of Yamamoto's work.