Sakagura by Toru Sugita

Sakagura by Toru Sugita

Sakagura

Toru Sugita

Title

Sakagura

 
Artist

Toru Sugita

  1964 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2013  
Technique
color reduction woodcut 
Image Size
12 x 16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
EV2/24 
Annotations
editioned in pencil, lower left 
Reference
Sugita, pg. 37 
Paper
lightweight, antique-white Rives wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
TOSU111 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Toru Sugita depicts an otherwise ordinary street corner awash in the blue stillness of summer dusk, the chipping paint and sagging awning of an abandoned brewery and the worn streets that wrap around its tired form now transformed into a dreamscape. Sugita is a master of reframing the overlooked angles and hidden details of architecture new and old, making it appear as intentionally composed as any still life. Here, a small window onto a quiet corner of an aging Japanese neighborhood, so anonymous it could be found in any city, holds within it a world of mystery.

Sugita currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Though he is primarily known for his intaglio prints, often in monochromatic palettes, this color reduction woodcut shows his expert use of textures found in woodblocks and his keen use of color.

 
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