KURODA SHIGEKI

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.

 

KURODA SHIGEKI:  Blue Shower
Title: Blue Shower - SOLD OUT
Date:
Medium: Etching/Aquatint
Edition: 50
Image size: 15 x 29cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  Chrysler Steeple
Title: Chrysler Steeple
Date:
Medium: Etching
Edition: 50
Image size: 29 x 18cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  Summer Road
Title: Summer Road
Date:
Medium: Etching
Edition: 50
Image size: 12x19cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  Kirara
Title: Kirara
Date:
Medium: Etching/acquatint
Edition: 70
Image size: 22x14cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  Maze
Title: Maze
Date:
Medium: Etching/acquatint
Edition: 50
Image size: 14x11cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  Lover's Night
Title: Lover's Night - SOLD OUT
Date:
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 50
Image size: 22x14cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  Red Umbrella
Title: Red Umbrella
Date: 2013
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Edition: 50
Image size: 30 x 23cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  The Eyes
Title: The Eyes - SOLD OUT
Date:
Medium: Mezzotint
Edition: 50
Image size: 10 x 15cm
KURODA SHIGEKI:  The Light
Title: The Light
Date:
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Edition: 70
Image size: 22 x 15cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: Spring Mist
Title: Spring Mist - SOLD OUT
Date: 2014
Medium: Watercolour on layered mulberry paper
Edition:
Image size: 30 x 56cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: Rainy Park
Title: Rainy Park - SOLD OUT
Date: 2014
Medium: Watercolour on layered mulberry paper
Edition:
Image size: 30 x 56cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: Column of Water
Title: Column of Water
Date: 2005
Medium: Watercolour
Edition:
Image size: 50 x 49cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: Red Umbrella
Title: Red Umbrella
Date: 2016
Medium: Watercolour on layered mulberry paper
Edition:
Image size: 30 x 50cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: In the Rain
Title: In the Rain
Date: 2016
Medium: Watercolour on layered mulberry paper
Edition:
Image size: 22 x 40cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: Spicy Red
Title: Spicy Red
Date: 2016
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Edition: 30
Image size: 18 x 29cm
KURODA SHIGEKI: Yellow Wagasa
Title: Yellow Wagasa
Date: 2016
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Edition: 30
Image size: 19 x 30cm