Japan Focus

April Newsletter

Get hip with AIKO’s urban screenprints that explore themes of romance, mortality and religion. Joan Winter’s etchings inspired by Japanese architecture will add balance to any collection. Browse our curator’s picks below!

Image at right by AIKO, Lady Kill (Nude), 2008, Two color screen print with spray painted additions, 30 x 22 inches, Artist Proof (AP) from the edition of 35, Unframed, $350

AIKO‘s iconic visions of fairytale nightmare’s and pulp-fiction seduction are free to explore the themes of romance, morality, and religion that were mere glimmers in her earlier work. Born in Toyko, Japan, she is a well-known founding member of artist collective FAILE. She started her solo career in 2006 and has been exhibiting her stencil/silk screen paintings in major cities such as NY, LA, London, Berlin, Tokyo and Barcelona. This print is a perfect match for the urban dweller.


Joan Winter

Surimono II, 2008

Chine colle soft ground etching

Image: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Paper: 14 1/2 x 14 inches

Edition 11 of 11



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Joan Winter

Rise and Fall I, 2008

Color soft ground and aquatint etching

Image: 54 x 16 1/4 inches

Paper: 60 x 21 1/4 inches

Edition 11 of 11



American sculptor and printmaker, Joan Winter works in Dallas, Texas and travels frequently to New Mexico where she gets inspiration from the quiet beauty of nature. Her work is influenced by contemporary Japanese architecture, especially spaces emphasizing light and transparency as primary elements. Areas of investigation include ideas of light as the inner source of form and concepts of time relative to memory, physical changes and movement in space. Her subtle reductive use of materials reveal forms of physical lightness and ethereal presence.

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