Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e (hand-painted pictures of the floating world) is an exhibition by Japanese artist Yoshio Honjo. Yoshio reawakens traditional Japanese mythology and depicts idyllic narratives as he references the woodblock printing aesthetic of Edo period Japan. Although inspired by the woodblock prints of this period, Yoshio hand-paints using suihi enogu (mud pigment) and traditional Kozo Washi paper. Yoshi invites his audience to witness a reimaging of Japanese fable, as he recreates battle scenes with notorious folklore monsters and captures spontaneous pleasurable moments of Japanese geisha.
Opening Event: Wednesday 6 July, 6 – 8pm