Artwork Details for Zhang Xiaochun (b. 1959) "Concept of Cycle (Revolution)"

Zhang Xiaochun (b. 1959) - Concept of Cycle (Revolution)

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Concept of Cycle (Revolution)
by Zhang Xiaochun (b. 1959)

Artist:Zhang Xiaochun (b. 1959)
Title:Concept of Cycle (Revolution)
Date:2001 October
Medium:Reduction Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Large Oban - 大大判, 34 x 47cm (sheet size)
Artwork Code:11127-Zhang_Xiaochun
Notes:Very small edition size of only 20 prints, this print being the very first strike off the blocks. Remember, this print was produced via the woodblock reduction technique, so there can never be any further editions.woodblock reduction prints. Using only a single woodblock to complete the entire print, the woodblock reduction technique was born of a small group of Yunan Province artists. While Japanese woodblock prints are produced by carving a separate woodblock for each represented colour, the reduction woodblock printing technique produces a similar result by sequentially recarving a single block -- one time for each colour represented in the image. After each recarving, the entire edition is restruck with the new colour. After the last reduction carving and printing, the now reduced woodblock is of no further use and is discarded. Because the size of each edition is usually very low, and because there is guaranteed not to ever be a second edition (because the woodblock is effectively destroyed by the reduction process) the worth of prints produced by this technique is generally much greater than similar sized prints completed via the more traditional multi-block method. Thus the purchase of a print produced by the woodblock reduction technique is a guaranteed investment that can never be devalued by later editions.

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