Kunio Kaneko: “Run run runaway”(dark)
Original woodblock print – Kunio Kaneko (b 1949) – “Run Run Runaway” – Hand-signed and numbered by the artist 90/150 – Japan – 2016
Size within the margin : 335 x 110 mm
Full paper size : 395 x 170 mm
Like Hajime Namiki, he likes to use silver or gold for this extra touch. In this work the silver is used in the fins. The dark background let the koi’s fly.
Koi or more specifically nishikigoi are colored varieties of the Amur carp, originally found in Central Europe and Asia. … The systematic breeding of ornamental koi in Japan began in Ojiya and Yamakoshi in the Niigata Prefecture
About the artist :
1949 Born in Tokyo.
1972 Graduated from the Musashino University of Fine Arts.
Studied under Hoshi Joichi and Sasajima Kihei.
Exhibition: Many shows in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, France, and the United States.
His woodblock works are all handmade by the traditional Japanese Baren.
Kunio Kaneko’s purpose is “Neo Japan Art” which is very traditional Japanese but reflects global views.