Intaglio – etchings, aquatint. Born 1953 Kanagawa Prefecture. Tama Art University.
Permanent Collections include: the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Hawaii State Art Museum; the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts and the Yokohama Museum of Fine Art in Japan, the British Museum, London; the Constanza City Museum in Romania. One-man exhibitions in Japan and overseas.
Kuroda’s aim is to express the concept of motion. Using the bicycle as the primary object, he soon added umbrellas. The idea came from a scene in a Hitchcock film. Maybe it was the sense of mystery created by the visual absence of people, or maybe he simply felt that umbrellas would add mass to his compositions. Other changes in composition have developed over the years: in his early works, the bicycles and umbrellas were floating in vacant space. He then added trees, walls, fences, walkways, with the static structures emphasizing the rushing movement. He uses a variety of different intaglio printing processes to achieve contrast in his lines” some sharp and thin, others thick and blurred” and in his background or colour areas” some smooth and uniform, others dappled or textured.