Opening: Fryday, May 9, 2008, at 7.30 p.m.
Opening hours: Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. until 5 p,m, Fryday 10 a.m. until 3.30 p.m.
Until June 12, 2008
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) is well known for his woodcuts, for example the series “36 with string music, 2006Views of Mount Fuji”. The subjects of his woodcuts were often landscapes, flowers and birds, but he also painted portraits of beautiful women, geishas and samurais. In his works he also sought to criticize the social injustices of the Shôgun era. The artist Ôshio Sae sees herself as one of his “heirs”; she follows the traditions of Hokusai and seeks to develop them further. However, she does not just limit her techniques to woodcuts; she also paints with various materials. Her works lead us to imagine how the spirit of Hokusai would appear as a contemporary creation and progressed successfully further; she has been awarded many art prizes. Ôshio Sae teaches at the Tama College of Arts in Tôkyô and has worked as visiting lecturer abroad. The JDZB is presenting 30 of her newest works.