Thursday, June 30

Toshio Saeki

Japanese artist  Toshio Saeki uses a traditional technique to portray his illusions. Some of them has intense sexual content while some carries a cartoon-like characteristic.

He calls this method chinto printing – the picture is complete only after it has been printed.  It is a modern version of the ukiyo-e, a genre of Japanese woodcut prints or paintings produced between the 17th and 20th centuries.  Ukiyo-e were works of collaboration between the eshi (artist) and the surishi (printer).  Saeki is paying homage to this style, and considers himself an eshi.

via 111MinnaGallery

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