NAKAZAWA SHINICHI

Intaglio – etching. Born 1956 Tokyo. Rikkyo University and self-taught.

Permanent Collecitons: Cincinatti Art Museum ; Rockefeller Foundation, New York; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; Bayerische Landesbank, Tokyo. Solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Gunma, Chiba, Japan and London, Singapore, Thailand.

Nakazawa combines etching with stunning overlays of gold, silver, or platinum leaf, sometimes oxidised. His compositions are mainly blocks of these overlays often accompanied by Japanese classic writing. His philosophy is simply to create order and balance in a given limited space, taking a traditional theme to a modern conclusion. His inspiration comes from the highly decorative screen of Sotasu, a seventeenth century Japanese artist who used traditional Japanese style painting to illustrate an accompanying text.

NAKAZAWA SHINICHI: Ancient Shadow VI
Title: Ancient Shadow VI
Date: 2000
Medium: Etching/gold leaf
Edition: 50
Image size: 26 x 24cm
NAKAZAWA SHINICHI: Yatsuhashi IX
Title: Yatsuhashi IX - SOLD OUT
Date: Early 2000s
Medium: Etching/gold leaf
Edition: 25
Image size: 40 x 40cm
NAKAZAWA SHINICHI: Yatsuhashi X
Title: Yatsuhashi X - SOLD OUT
Date: Early 2000s
Medium: Etching/silver leaf
Edition: 25
Image size: 40 x 40cm
NAKAZAWA SHINICHI: Dream
Title: Dream
Date: 1989
Medium: Etching/gold leaf
Edition: 75
Image size: 23 x 21.5
NAKAZAWA SHINICHI: Ancient Dream V
Title: Ancient Dream V
Date: 2000
Medium: Etching/silver leaf
Edition: 50
Image size: 26 x 24cm
NAKAZAWA SHINICHI: Ratio XIX
Title: Ratio XIX
Date: c1990
Medium: Etching/gold leaf
Edition: 25
Image size: 49 x 10cm