Sugiura, Kazutosh (1938-)
Born 1938 Kyoto. Kyoto Municipal College of Fine Arts; Kyoto National Museum Japanese classical painting. Permanent Collections: Brooklyn Museum and numerous private collections. Solo exhibitions in New York, Portland, Maryland, Washington, Australia, Canada, Japan.

Sugiura has been inspired by flowers for years, and he has an enthusiastic audience who appreciates every interpretation he makes of irises, peonies, roses, cosmos, camellias, chrysanthemums, or spider lilies. He is in particular noted for his compositions of irises and has made more than one hundred different iris prints. Sugiura relies on traditional Japanese techniques to execute his beautiful silkscreens. He applies squares of gold leaf, in the same way old screens were made, onto handmade Japanese paper. His next silkscreens his floral subjects onto the gold leaf. As each tone requires a separate screen, a colourful and complicated print may go through twenty printing stages. Next, blocking out the flowers, he uses a wash of pale shades of blue, purple, or green to cover the rest of the work, thereby toning down the glittering gold leaf and softening the effect. The result is visually relaxing, and soothing. (from hangaten.com)

Serigraphs by Sugiura 0

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 4
Series: Iris
Date: 1979

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 20
Series: Iris
Date: 1981

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 41
Series: Iris
Date: 1983

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 45
Series: Iris
Date: 1984

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 57
Series: Iris
Date: 1986

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 59
Series: Iris
Date: 1986

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 62
Series: Iris
Date: 1986

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 70
Series: Iris
Date: 1987

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 72
Series: Iris
Date: 1988

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 73
Series: Iris
Date: 1988

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 78
Series: Iris
Date: 1988

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Camellia No. 17
Date: 1989

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Chrysanthemum No. 5
Series: Chrysanthemum
Date: 1989

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Camellia No. 18
Date: 1991

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 97
Series: Iris
Date: 1992

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 99
Series: Iris
Date: 1992

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 110
Series: Iris
Date: 1994

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 121 B
Series: Iris
Date: 1996

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 151
Series: Iris
Date: 2000

Artist: Sugiura Kazutoshi
Title: Iris No. 161
Series: Iris
Date: 2006


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