YUICHI HASEGAWA, Born 1945, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
Hasegawa began making woodblock prints in 1970, being heavily influenced by the renowned Kiyoshi SAITO, another native of Northern Japan. Hasegawa, however, utilizes a unique approach to woodblock printing in that he only uses one block and one carving, coloring that block with oil paint repeatedly. This technique is known as “multi-color printing.”
Because the woodblock is used numerous times for one print, the block itself becomes worn out quickly. It is for this reason that Hasegawa keeps his edition numbers low, typically running prints in editions of 20 or less. His use of oil paints creates a beautiful, tactile surface thickly impacted with well-defined color and metallic inks.
Hasegawa is inspired by the beautiful, varied landscape of the Fukushima province in Northern Japan.
Cincinnati Museum of Art, Ohio
Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, Germany
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Singapore National Museum
Newark City Museum, New Jersey
The Rockefeller Collection
1994 Japan Week Print Exhibition, Egypt
1996 Japanese Moment Exhibition, Finland
1998 Solo Exhibition, Singapore
1995 – 2005, CWAJ, Tokyo, Japan