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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSKumi Machida
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN
Paperback, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs / 37 color. | 7/1/2008 | Not available
Published by Walther König, Köln.
Edited by Veit Görner. Text by Eveline Bernasconi, Kumi Machida, Satoru Nagoya.
An artist possessed of genuine-and genuinely wild-imagination, Kumi Machida (born in 1970) has made international waves with her austere brushwork depicting biomorphic-androidal humans in states of arousal, communion or both. Machida combines a classical education in the Japanese tradition of Nihonga painting with contemporary motifs to forge a comic-book style, somewhat redolent of otaku culture, that is all her own. The eroticism of Machida's line is offset by a minimal application of color; in fact, usually her figures are all line, rendered in blue-black Indian ink, with only occasional splashes of brighter color, on kumohada linen paper. The full-color plates in this book are accompanied by two excellent texts by Swiss expert Eveline Bernasconi and Japanese art critic Satoru Nagoya, who have followed Machida's work for years.
Paperback, 7.25 x 9.5 in. / 120 pgs / 37 color.
Pub Date 7/1/2008
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 127
ISBN 9783865604064 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $60.00