SHOJI UEDA

Gone are the Days, 2006

Framed collotype print and portfolio

£180.00

Portfolio of 6 prints (1 framed)
Print sizes: 25.4 x 20.3 cm
Portfolio size: 20.6 x 25.8 x 0.8 cm
Frame size: 24.25 x 29.5 x 2.75 cm
Open edition

Only 1 Available

Shoji Ueda (1913-2000) was one of Japan’s most prominent modernist photographers and continues to be one of the nation’s most highly regarded. Working mostly in his home prefecture of Tottori, he frequently incorporated surrealist imagery into his photographs. He often used his wife and three children as subjects, with the local landscape of sand dunes as a backdrop. These six pictures are seminal works from his explorations in unnerving our visual experiences, mixing the everyday with the absurd.

The Collotype, invented in France approximately 150 years ago, stands as a pillar of quality and versatility in the history of photographic prints. Artists can achieve an enormous range of aesthetic possibilities with the help of highly-skilled master printers. This mini-portfolio was carefully hand-printed by the craftsmen of Benrido Atelier in Kyoto Japan. One photograph from this portfolio has been removed from the set of 6 and framed (floating in a light wooden box). The quoted price is for the framed piece and the remaining 5 prints in the portfolio.

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