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Kazuyuki Ohtsu

$24.95

Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) creates sōsaku hanga (creative prints), meaning he handles every step of production—painting the original pictures, carving the woodblocks, and printing the images. His prints are poetic contemplations, drawing us into lovely, tranquil scenes of natural beauty and harmony. The more than 50 images presented in this book convey a sense of the universe slowed down, of moments when things come together in a fine stillness and life aligns. They are what you feel when you stop and pay attention and simply let your surroundings sink in.
Hardcover Smyth-sewn book, with jacket
80 pages with more than 50 full-color reproductions
Includes Index of Artworks

• High-quality, premium stock matte art paper
• Exceptional color reproduction
• Printed with soy-based inks
• Sewn binding ensures long-lasting enjoyment

Size: 10.75 x 8.5 in.

ISBN 9780764974397

Kazuyuki Ohtsu

In the perfectly balanced compositions by Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) we find tranquil scenes of natural beauty, where fallen snow quiets the land and autumn leaves erupt in a riot of color. Born into a family of silk weavers, Ohtsu began the study of printmaking at 19. He apprenticed with celebrated artist Kiyoshi Saito for 40 years. With the passing of Saito, Ohtsu set out on his own career. Like his teacher, he paints the original pictures that serve as blueprints for the hand-carved blocks, then inks the blocks and prints the images. Ohtsu’s artworks forsake an earlier period’s use of strong outlines, instead relying on elemental colors and gentle shapes to depict a harmonious, idealized view of the Japanese countryside.
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