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Nana Shiomi: Her Own Interpretation

[ Exhibition )

This is a FREE exhibition located in our Print Room on the ground floor.

No need to book a ticket, unless you wish to visit the rest of the Gallery as well.

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Japanese woodcut of a handheld mirror on a yellow wooden stage and a red background by Nana Shiomi

Discover Nana Shiomi’s (b. 1956) exquisite woodcut prints – a fusion of Japanese tradition and European influences.

Shiomi’s sophisticated woodcut prints combine relief and intaglio methods. They are rooted in the traditional technique of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking, yet also reference European artists, such as Paul Cezanne, Marcel Duchamp, Albrecht Dürer and Giorgio De Chirico.

Shiomi uses traditional icons that have become synonymous with Japanese culture and daily life. Her work explores ideas of populism and philosophy to reconsider the interchange of influence and culture between Britain and Japan. Her objects will be presented on a stage or Garan-do, an empty space of reflection on which her creative visions unfold.