Archive for January 1, 2015

Artist of the moment………….Katsuyuki Nishijima


Katsuyuki Nishijima is a fantastic artist working with the Japanese woodblock print. Katsuyuki Nishijima was born Yamaguchi, Prefecture in the year 1945.

His favorite subject is the umbrella. The artist also enjoys exploring different patterns and textures of shapes that repeat like the tiles of a roof or the wood grain of an old store sign. Another favorite subject is the shape and patterns of tree leaves and the shadows they create that fall on the ground.

Nishijima began working in the sosaku-hanga style in 1972.

The artist doesn’t include the figure in his artwork.

Price range information: Most prints are available for one thousand dollars or less. The artist is highly collected and works in large, but not open print editions.