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Akira Matsumoto Screen print titled ‘Area (A)’, 10/ 25 copies



Akira Matsumoto Screen print titled ‘Area (A)‘ Signed, titled and numbered 10/ 25 copies in pencil by the artist. Printed on Barcham Green hand made soft wove paper. Fine condition.

Sheet with image 25.5 x 28cm (10 x 11 inches)

This was plate 73, as published in ‘A Tribute to Birgit Skiold’ , 1983.

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Akira Matsumoto [Japan 1936- ]

Matsumoto, like Hagiwara (q v), obtained an early training in woodblock prints at artisan level from his relation Mitsumoto Ka’ichi, with whom he worked in his native Osaka from 1952 to 1957. In the latter year he moved to Tokyo where he worked for the great ‘Ukiyo-e’ publisher Watanabe Shozaburo from 1958 to 1968, and then, after an illness, he began making his own prints, using woodblock, silk screen, lithograph and mixtures of these media. Between 1964 and 1969 he experimented with combining newsprint with woodblock. He exhibited widely in Japan and the West and won the first prize at Ljubljana in 1975. In 1975-6 he travelled in the West on a scholarship from the Japanese Government (Agency for Cultural Affairs). His works have tended to be done in series which plot changes in visual perception of the same subjects. In later years he has increasingly used photographic separations as the basis of his silk-screen images and has, with a few exceptions moved away from woodblock.

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