Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.
Comments - Handsome abstract design featuring an allover repeated pattern in soft lavenders, greens, and subtle metallic silver. The daughter of Hodaka and Chizuko Yoshida, Ayomi Yoshida is the fourth generation of printmakers in the Hiroshi Yoshida family. Her work are rarely seen in the market and is a great choice for a collector interested in contemporary Japanese woodblocks or the legacy of the Yoshida Family.
Signed - Ayomi in pencil in bottom margin, dated '87
Numbered - 3/30
Artist - Ayomi Yoshida (born 1958)
Image Size - 11 3/4" x 17 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.