Fusako makes her prints by cutting into plywood, often making a number of blocks to produce one image. Each block will print one colour. These are printed using watercolours, her preference being Windsor & Newton for their intensity of pigment. The watercolour is mixed to the right consistency and then applied to the block using a brush. This is transferred onto slightly dampened paper by hand using a baren (a flat disc covered in bamboo) to apply even, firm pressure. Each block is printed one on top of the other until the final image is completed.
The shapes and rich colours used by Fusako are her joyous response to life.
Edition of 5.
Fusako Yoshikawa lives and works in Japan.
Northern Print first exhibited Fusako’s work in 1999 as part of a print exchange with printmakers from Nagoya, Japan and Northern Print artists.
Fusako came to Northern Print in 2003 to take part in a residency alongside two other artists from Japan, including Eriko Maki. All three artists created a new body of work inspired by their time at Northern Print on Fish Quay, North Shields which then went on a touring exhibition of galleries in the North of England.
In 2010 Fusako visited Northern Print in its current home in Ouseburn and to carried out a superb demonstration of her work to gallery visitors.
Fusako uses traditional Japanese woodblock techniques to create her abstract, bold and dynamic prints, often using multiple wood blocks to make her beautifully composed images.
Unless you choose click and collect at the checkout this print will be shipped as Small Flat Print Parcel B. For shipping information and prices click here.
If you would like to pay for this print in ten manageable monthly instalments of £15.00 then why not make your purchase through the national Own Art scheme? Own Art interest free loans are awarded subject to status and you can find out more about the initiative HERE. Own Art applications can be made by telephone as well as in person so call us on 0191 261 7000 and soon Fusako's print could be all yours to enjoy.
Thinking of buying an original print priced at £100 or above*?
We are members of Own Art, a national scheme funded by Arts Council England that makes it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary art.
Own Art allows you to spread the cost of a purchase of an original artwork over 10 months with an interest free loan. With so many works of art to choose from, you could start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month.
To help explain the scheme, here are our answers to some frequently asked questions:
What can I buy?
Own Art loans are available in our gallery for the purchase of contemporary art and craft by living artists. That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles.
How much can I borrow?
Own Art loans allow you to borrow from as little as £100 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the purchase of works of art by living artists.
How do I apply?
After you've found something in our gallery or online that you love, speak with a member of staff who can talk you through your options on 0191 2617000. You are able to pay a deposit with Own Art to lower your monthly costs although this is not necessary and the loan can cover framing if you wish. The best option is to visit the gallery if you would like to proceed with an Own Art application where a member of our team will take you through the loan application process. You will need to bring proof of ID, address and signature - a driving licence is ideal or a utility bill and credit or debit card. The application process usually takes 10-15 mins following which you'll get an instant decision so you can take the work home on the same day.
For more information visit the Own Art website.
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* £100 minimum spend can include the price of the frame.