Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Masami Teraoka

Yesterday I went to a lecture at the QLD Art Gallery by Masami Teraoka. His work is part of the Asia Pacific Triennial. What an entertaining speaker he was! Full of great anecdotes of his life as a young Japanese artist in America in the 1960s. He was trained in traditional techniques of Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) and draws on that tradition to create paintings and prints that include everything from geisha's and samurai's, to condoms, g-strings, hamburgers and priests! It was nice to be in the gallery on a weekday without the thronging crowds and to just sit back and listen to someone talk about their work and life.

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