KANEKO KUNIO

Woodblock. Born 1949 Tokyo. Musashino University of Fine Arts. Studied with woodblock print masters Hoshi Joichi and Sasajima Kihei. Kaneko has held several exhibitions in Tokyo, Kyoto, Chiba, Kanagawa, Okinawa Japan and in New York and Seoul, Korea.

Kaneko’s woodblocks are pressed by using the traditional style baren, or a handheld disc-like tool with a flat bottom, often wrapped in a bamboo sheath, and not by a pressing machine. Kaneko’s recurring themes are the traditional Mount Fuji, Japanese fans, kimonos, and tabi (white socks worn with kimono). His compositions are often combined with embossing a gold or silver leaf, and at times using exquisite kimono material as background. His most recent works are of beautiful koi, or Japanese carp, in which he uses the natural wood grain as ripples in water.

 

KANEKO KUNIO:  Run Run Run
Title: Run Run Run
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 150
Image size: 23 x 45cm
KANEKO KUNIO:  Sensu 23
Title: Sensu 23 - SOLD OUT
Date: 2006
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 10 x 16cm
KANEKO KUNIO:  Dance,Dance,Dance
Title: Dance,Dance,Dance - SOLD OUT
Date: 2008
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: AP/150
Image size: 23 x 23cm
KANEKO KUNIO:  Go!
Title: Go!
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 151
Image size: 29 x 22cm
KANEKO KUNIO:  Whisper, Whisper 7
Title: Whisper, Whisper 7
Date: 2010
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 151
Image size: Diameter 25cm
KANEKO KUNIO: Blue on Blue
Title: Blue on Blue
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 150
Image size: 27 x 38cm
KANEKO KUNIO: Go, Go Koinobori Kizuna
Title: Go, Go Koinobori Kizuna
Date: 2011
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 311
Image size: 17 x 26cm
KANEKO KUNIO: Behind the Shoji
Title: Behind the Shoji - SOLD OUT
Date: 2014
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 150
Image size: 34 x 25cm
KANEKO KUNIO: Happy Time
Title: Happy Time
Date: 2006
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 150
Image size: 32 x 14cm
KANEKO KUNIO: Lucky Kimono 5
Title: Lucky Kimono 5
Date: 2007
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 150
Image size: 20 x 21cm
KANEKO KUNIO: Whisper, Whisper 9
Title: Whisper, Whisper 9
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 151
Image size: 32 x 59cm