Courtesy of Ronin Gallery l NYC
An emerging artist based in Kyoto, Katsutoshi Yuasa brings an inventive approach to woodblock printing that explores the relationship between printmaking and photography. He develops intricate prints based on his own digital photographs edited into monochrome and meticulously carves the woodblock by hand. Yuasa feels that this labor-intensive process reinstates three-dimensionality to the photographic image, enabling viewers to better capture the essence of the original image and perceive greater significance. Rare for his practice, in this print Yuasa employs color to convey the essence of the fluttering insect. Yuasa was recently in New York as part of the 2017 Ronin | Globus Artist in Residence program.
–Courtesy of Japan Society
About Katsutoshi Yuasa
Japanese, b. 1978, Tokyo, Japan