SHIOMI NANA

Woodblock. Born 1956, Osaka, Japan, from Kyoto Tama Art University; Royal College of Arts, London.

Permanent Collection: Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Exhibitions: Summer Exhibition of Royal Academy of Arts, London for the last eight years; solo exhibitions in Japan and UK.

Shiomi started painting at the age of fourteen, and shifted to printmaking at the age of twenty. She chose the traditional Japanese woodcut technique, using the baren to spread water-based ink letting it soak into Japanese paper. Some of Shiomi’s prints are influenced by the ukioe artist Hokusai (b. 1760), such as those with the imagery of Mount Fuji or the giant wave. Shiomi’s imagery focus on the space and beyond, or indeed the world beyond, such as there may be a room beyond a door, and then a landscape. Over the last three years, Shiomi’s prints have a distinct architectural context. She has also been working on a project of smaller one hundred prints called, “Mitate”.

SHIOMI NANA:  Hokusai's Wave - Happy Carp
Title: Hokusai's Wave - Happy Carp
Date: 2001
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 30
Image size: 60 93cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Mirror Pond Kinkaku
Title: Mirror Pond Kinkaku
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 30
Image size: 80 x 60cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Mirror Room in Katsura
Title: Mirror Room in Katsura
Date: 2006
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 30
Image size: 45 x 120cm
SHIOMI NANA: Sixty years- Before and After Garden
Title: Sixty years- Before and After Garden
Date: 2015
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 30
Image size: 60 x 93cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Garan-do, Autumn
Title:  Garan-do, Autumn
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodcut
Edition:  30
Image size:  60 x 87cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Three Stages of My Life
Title:  Three Stages of My Life
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 30
Image size:  80 x 60cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Mitate No. 26 - Happy Carp
Title: Mitate No. 26 - Happy Carp
Date: 2000
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 10
Image size: 34 x 34cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Reverse Universe, Chasitsu
Title: Reverse Universe, Chasitsu
Date: 2013
Medium: Woodblock
Edition:  30
Image size:  5 x 136 cm
SHIOMI NANA:  Basic Room, Ichimatsu
Title: Basic Room, Ichimatsu
Date: 2013
Medium: Woodblock
Edition:  30
Image size:  58 x 76 cm
SHIOMI NANA: The Sound of Waterfall - Thinker, and The Sound of Waterfall - Jumper
Title: The Sound of Waterfall - Thinker, and The Sound of Waterfall - Jumper
Date: 2014
Medium: Woodcut
Edition: 30
Image size: 119 x 40 cm each