HAMANISHI KATSUNORI

Mezzotint. Born 1949, Hokkaido. Tokai University.

Permanent Collections: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Library of Congress, Washington; University of Alberta, Edmonton; The British Museum, London; Krakow National Museum; Osaka National Museum of Art; Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; Art Gallery of New South Wales. Among numerous exhibitons, in 2004 he held a major exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum with Hamaguchi Yozo, the mezzotint master.

Hamanishi is one of a group of Japanese artists who have explored the rich, dark, three-dimensional effects achievable with the old European mezzotint techniques. It is probably the most demanding of all printing methods, and Hamanishi has reached exceptional technical proficiency in this medium. His early subjects-twigs, branches, rice stalks, rope- are presented in a three-dimensional form on paper. These are not produced from photographs, but each image has been painstakingly burnished on the plate. More recently he has began to introduce colour into his works of Japanese architecture and landscapes, adding metal plates or gold or silver leaf to his stunningly beautiful compositions.

 

HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Window No.17
Title: Window No.17
Date: 2008
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 36 x 60cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Window No.20
Title: Window No.20
Date: 2008
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 60cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Window Bridge
Title: Window Bridge
Date: 2010
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 45cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Kimono No.1
Title: Kimono No.1
Date: 2011
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 11/70
Image size: 46 x 60cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Kimono Four Seasons (Triptych)
Title: Kimono Four Seasons (Triptych) - SOLD OUT
Date: 2012
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 87 x 163cm framed
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Object - Knitted Ropes (Diptych)
Title: Object - Knitted Ropes (Diptych) - SOLD OUT
Date: 2013
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 30
Image size: 60 x 92cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Kimono - Shishi and Ryu (Diptych)
Title: Kimono - Shishi and Ryu (Diptych)
Date: 2012
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 60 x 91cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI:  Four Poems
Title: Four Poems
Date: 2014
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size:  54 x 75cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI: Three Poems
Title: Three Poems
Date: 2015
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 60cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI: Kimono Celebration (triptych)
Title: Kimono Celebration (triptych)
Date: 2014
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 61 x 138cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI: Flow-A
Title: Flow-A
Date: 2015
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 70
Image size: 60 x 45cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI: Silence - Work No. 7
Title: Silence - Work No. 7
Date: 2003
Medium: Mezzotint with gold leaf
Edition: 70
Image size: 20 x 45cm
HAMANISHI KATSUNORI: Division - Work No. 50
Title: Division - Work No. 50 - SOLD OUT
Date: 1995
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 50
Image size: 56 x 74cm