Hokusai

 

I have always had a fascination for Japanese culture from a young age and my admiration has filtered through to the arts. Hokusai is a prolific printmaker and most will recognise his ultra famous wave woodblock. The image has been used in popular culture a lot recently and appropriated in many differing styles yet always retains its form.

 

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I often surf at my local Tynemouth beach and wanted to create a wave print capturing the movement I felt there. I went about creating this movement by making lots of small intricate lines flowing with one another. The colours I chose to experiment with were either exaggerated or non naturalistic in response to the technicolour, advertisement, western world i am exposed to.

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