Nana Shiomi 'Reverse: Universe'

Date: 20 September - 1 November 2014

Artist Print Demonstration
Saturday 20 September 2014, 2-3.30pm, Free but ticketed
Saturday 20 September 2014, 3.30-5.30pm, Free
Gallery Talk by Ruth Pelzer

Saturday 01 November, 2-3pm, Free

WATCH: Nana Shiomi's interview with Summerhall TV

A Scottish premiere solo exhibition of prints by Japanese artist Nana Shiomi. The exhibition includes new work commissioned and published by Edinburgh Printmakers.

This exhibition will be Shiomi’s first solo exhibition in Scotland and showcases her recent achievement as a printmaker. As a Japanese artist who has been living and working in the UK, Shiomi has discovered that Printmaking is a perfect vehicle for her message. Shiomi’s method of Woodcut print is based on the traditional manner of woodcut print with water based colours onto fine, highly absorbent paper using a variety of hand printing tools. This element permeates through the work, influencing subject, style and approach in ways careful examination will reveal. The most important aspect of this exhibition will be the introduction of this rare method of printmaking to Edinburgh Printmakers’ audiences in Scotland.
As an artist who was born after Marcel Duchamp, Shiomi considers her work to be conceptual, using Japanese traditional imagery to express her message and philosophy. Shiomi expects that the audience will discover a new understanding of this world through her new works.