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Toshio Saeki: The Death Book

Toshio Saeki: The Death Book

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The fourth edition of The Death Book is dedicated to Japanese artist Toshio Saekis 1945 2019 archive of rarely published illustration work that explores scenes of violence brutality horror and what lies beneath the surface of Japanese culture

Saekis work is notable for combining traditional Shunga and Y_kai styles with elements of Western art and is characterised by eroticism death and gore questioning Japanese ideology and expansionism Historians often describe Saekis work as being closely related to the Japanese cultural phenomenon Erotic Grotesque Nonsense ero guro nansensu The book also contains an introduction by historian Euphemia Franklin

Born 1945 Miyazaki prefecture Japan Saekis drawings are created by using an original method called chinto printing This technique emphasizes the flatness composed of lines and coloured surfaces and gives the work a unique character In recent years Saeki has had exhibits in New York San Francisco London Paris Tel Aviv Hong Kong Toronto Japan Taipei all of them being received with much critical acclaim _Saeki spent his later years in the mountains of Chiba prefecture drawing reading enjoying ikebana of wildflowers treasuring and loving the activities of everyday life with his wife

76 pages
32 x 28 cm
Hardback Book

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