Monday, August 5, 2013

SHINRO OHTAKE, Tokyo, Japan, watercolor

Shinro Ohtake, Tokyo, Japan, watercolor on my art notebook.

His work has influenced Japanese contemporary art very much in the past 30 or so years. He has produced multi-layered works in painting, sculpture, and bookmaking. At La Biennale di Venezia, I saw some of his 60 individual books, some bulging with up to 700 pages. Like keepsake albums, collections of found materials, paintings, tickets, magazine cut-outs, each book also becomes a sculptural object. This is my watercolor representing Ohtake's "Scrapbook number 14".

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