Haku Maki, Poem 1


Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA - Nov 2-Dec 2

by Matthew Kangas

Japanese for “creative print,” Sosaku-hanga woodcuts differ from traditional printmaking methods in that the artist also carves and prints his or her own designs. This allowed for Modernist Abstraction to enter contemporary Japanese art, leading to 20th century achievements by artists who became well-known in the West such as Sadao Watanabe, Kiyoshi Saito and Haku Maki. Organic abstraction, large scale and brilliant colors characterize these appealing multiples.

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