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Kumi Obata . Contemporary Japanese Etchings

January 16, 2012

Kumi Obata was born in Kanagawa and now lives in Tokyo, Japan.  She began creating etchings in 2000.

I’m never quite sure what it is about etchings that often capture my attention. Could it be their often stark black and white lines, their scratchy, slightly uneven textures or perhaps the small splattering of fine marks like iron filings spilling out onto the paper surface.  I do find some of them quite intriguing, and they often have a ‘slightly precious’ quality to them.  If that makes sense ?

Kumi’s current activities include calendars, illustrations, matchbox and book covers.  Lovely delicate art.

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