YUE Kenji

(Japan 1953 – )

Early Monday morning

Location
Not on display
Further information

Yue was born in Fukuoka Prefecture and lives there now. He depicts the modern city environment, presented in the long narrow format of a train window, the view most familiar to urban commuters. For Yue, people are as restricted and confined in cities as trees are when they are forced to grow like bonsai.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 100.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Heisei period 1989–
Year
1991
Media
Print
Medium
etching and aquatint
Dimensions
30.0 x 88.5 cm image; 53.0 x 104.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Kenji Yue".Not dated.
Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
479.1993