NAMIKI HAJIME

Woodblock. Born 1947 Tokyo. Initially studied sculpture under the master artist Ogura Shigeru,then went into woodblock printing in the 1970’s.

Permanent Collections: The White House, Washington DC; University of Wisconsin; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Numerous private collections. Frequent exhibitions in Japan and USA.

Namiki is overwhelmingly known for his images of trees, often travelling to the actual location of a giant tree to sketch the subject before the printing process. He uses a combination of unique vibrant colours for the trees and as background works with a special gold or silver leaf creating an exquisite effect which lifts the trees from their background. His early works often contain Mount Fuji as background with several trees in the foreground, while his more recent works concentrate on one specific tree.

NAMIKI HAJIME:  Dogwood 3A
Title: Dogwood 3A - SOLD OUT
Date: 2002
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 200
Image size: 35 x 52cm
NAMIKI HAJIME: Neodani no Usuzumi Zakura
Title: Neodani no Usuzumi Zakura
Date: 2003
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 200
Image size: 37 x 69cm
NAMIKI HAJIME:  Yonaki Matsu B
Title: Yonaki Matsu B - SOLD OUT
Date: 2004
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 150
Image size: 47 x 64cm
NAMIKI HAJIME:  Tree Scene 119
Title: Tree Scene 119
Date: 2006
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 200
Image size: 33 x 66cm
NAMIKI HAJIME:  Tree Scene 94B
Title: Tree Scene 94B
Date: 1999
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 200
Image size: 42 x 22cm
NAMIKI HAJIME:  Tree Scene 95A
Title: Tree Scene 95A
Date: 1999
Medium: Woodblock with gold leaf
Edition: 200
Image size: 35 x 53cm
NAMIKI HAJIME:  Weeping Cherry 13
Title: Weeping Cherry 13 - SOLD OUT
Date: 2011
Medium: Woodblock with gold and silver leaf
Edition: 200
Image size: 75 x 58cm
NAMIKI HAJIME: Tree Scene 146
Title: Tree Scene 146
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodblock with gold leaf
Edition: 200
Image size: 40 x 40cm
NAMIKI HAJIME: Minobusan Kuonji Temple Weeping Cherry Tree
Title: Minobusan Kuonji Temple Weeping Cherry Tree
Date: 2014
Medium: Woodblock with gold leaf
Edition: 200
Image size: 38 x 62cm
NAMIKI HAJIME: Banyan Tree of Igei
Title: Banyan Tree of Igei
Date: 2016
Medium: Woodblock with gold and silver leaf
Edition: 200
Image size: 38 x 62cm