KURITA Masahiro

(Japan 1952 – )

The moment of empty space

Location
Not on display
Further information

Kurita lives in Ibaraki where he was born, and was educated at Tokai University and the Sokei Academy of Fine Arts.

He has travelled to exotic locations such as Kathmandu and the experience has inspired his work. In this print details such as the icy mountain peaks and inlaid mosaic box evoke the exotic. The box itself, opening to reveal a miniature city, is an apt modern metaphor for Pandora's box.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 60-61.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Heisei period 1989–
Year
1991
Media
Print
Medium
wood engraving, collagraph and hand-colouring
Dimensions
64.0 x 51.0 cm image; 76.0 x 62.0 cm sheet 90.0 x 70.0 cm frame
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Mas. Kurita '91".

Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
439.1993