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Winter- Fuyu

Winter- Fuyu
by Binnie Paul (1967- )

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Artist: Binnie Paul (1967- )
Title: Winter- Fuyu
Series: Four Seasons
Date 1st edition?2003/12
Date of this artwork?2003 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Self
Publisher (this edition)?Self
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 38412
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Paul Binnie
Title: Four Seasons - Winter
Date: 2003 - 2005
Meduim: Woodblock print
Notes: "Fuyu" ("Winter") from the series "Shiki" ("4 seasons"). This whole edition was commissioned by Bruce Tierney and Barry Stokes. The commission was placed under the condition to create a series of four most elaborate and lavish bijin prints that a skilled artist could possibly create. The creation of "Shiki" was one of the most expensive projects in modern Japanese printmaking with professional Japanese live models and frequent travels by the artist between Tokyo, London and Tennessee (U.S.A.). The whole series was started in springtime of 2003 and could be completed in 2005. 'Winter' was the second of the 4 prints released
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Saturday, 17 September 2005

Artist Paul Binnie (1967-present)
Title "Winter" ("Huyu")
Date December 2003, Very Limited Edition #24/100, pencil-signed.
Series "Four Seasons"
(A 4-Print Beauty Series--Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring)
Publisher Self-carved/self-printed.
Seal, Carver/Printer (Paul Binnie)
Image Size Large 13 x 19
(nearly "double-oban" size).
Impression Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading; silver metallic highlights; nicely visible woodgrain to background; hand-applied "gofun" pigment as snow; highly detailed carving.
Condition Pristine.
Reference/Illus See our recent article on "Four Seasons" Beauty Series-- by Paul Binnie to learn about the release of this new 4-print series.
Comments Paul's second design of a very limited 4-print "bijin-ga" series featuring a Japanese beauty named Akiko.
See our related Article #23 "The Making of a Print--Paul Binnie's 'Red Fuji'" to learn about Paul Binnie's works. Also, see John Fiorillo's webpage on "Paul Binnie" to learn more about this talented Japanese-trained woodblock artist/printmaker.
Item # PB-66 (Reserved)

Artist Bio: Paul Binnie was born at Airthrey Castle, Scotland in 1967 and lived in Alloa, Central Scotland until 1985. He then attended Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, taking his MA (Fine Art) in 1990. From then until the spring of 1993 he lived in Paris where he worked mostly in oils and watercolours, painting figure subjects and occasional landscapes. He began to collect Japanese Woodblock Prints in the late 1980s on a summer trip to Paris, and his extended stay in France allowed him to expand his collection and his knowledge of the subject. It was this interest in Japanese Prints along with a desire to understand the methods of their production that prompted him to move in March 1993 to Tokyo. He there sought training in the techniques of block print-making. Unable to enter the Yoshida studio, his first choice for training, due to the illness of Yoshida Toshi, he was advised to contact Seki Kenji. Kenji had been the head printer at Doi-Hangaten and Binnie worked with him for several years developing his own block printing style.

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