iPod by Toru Sugita

iPod by Toru Sugita

iPod

Toru Sugita

Title

iPod

 
Artist

Toru Sugita

  1964 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2008  
Technique
etching, aquatint, & drypoint 
Image Size
24 x 18" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
11 of 20  
Annotations
editioned in pencil, lower left 
Reference
Sugita, pg. 17 
Paper
antique-white Arches Cover wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
TOSU112 
Price
$850.00 
Description

Sugita uses the merging of two freeway overpasses in San Francisco to create this dramatic subject. At the left of the composition is a billboard with the iconic iPod ad. Sugita uses aquatint to achieve the dark blacks that contrast with the bright white of the paper. In addition, he works the plate with etching and drypoint to accentuate details.

Sugita comments about his printmaking: "I choose printmaking as my primary medium. The printmaking process is reminiscent of the relationship between light and shadow. Etching and aquatint help me express my interest in light and shadow by using their rich tones of black and white. The graphic nature of black and white leads me to lines and shapes found in architectural elements. Once I eliminated color from my work, I found myself drawn to the exploration of space itself. My work became about the physicality of three dimensional space.

I find myself exploring the space that I have created with my 3-D structures interacting with the momentary phase of the architecture. I document the way I perceive and understand the space while merging with it in the transient afternoon light".