As Hokusai did 200 years ago, in 12 Views of Mount Fuji I also depict the respected 'Fujisan' but in my personal and contemporary way. It was a challenge to combine this subject and the traditional woodcut technique from the Japanese Edo period with my own style and contemporary perspective on graphic design.
Preparations for creating this series began in September 2017 when I was in transit, staying in Kawagouchiko, Japan on invitation by MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Lab) Tokyo. There, on location at the foot of Mount Fuji, I started making quick observations of this mountain in different weather conditions. I made many drawings, paintings, photos and rough wood carvings. Back home from my journey, I started working on the final woodblocks for the 13 prints, each with its own conceptual aspect.
From 3 thru 7 September 2018 the complete series will be exhibited during IMPACT10 International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference in Santander, Spain.
See the exhibition page on the IMPACT10 website.
Centro Cultural Dr. Madrazo
Calle Casimiro Sainz s/n
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Note: 'editions' means the fixed number of impressions of the print.