07 July 2009

Keiji Shinohara in Alabama (and Online)


Keiji Shinohara, a master woodblock printer who lives in Connecticut and teaches his craft at Wesleyan University, currently has an exhibit on view at Johnson Center for the arts in Troy, Alabama. Happily, the works can be seen online as well.

The intent of the Alabama exhibit is educational as well as aesthetic, to "create a series of works that would visually document the distinctive process of Japanese woodblock printing." To this end, one of the prints is shown with each of the blocks used to create it as well as examples of the successive printing steps.

Keiji Shinohara is also author of one of the best demonstrations of traditional ukiyo-e printing methods on the internet, the Wesleyan Ukiyo-e Techniques site.

3 comments:

Daniel L. Dew said...

I so wish I could do this style of art. Maybe when I am older and have more patience to learn the technique, I will try myself.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

On-line display is great! Thanks for hipping us to this.

Sue said...

Thanks for those links, well worth a look! I want to try this style of printmaking someday; lack of space prevents me at the moment. One day though!