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Apples around in the air

Serial No. 1077004 / ed. 100 /
Technique: copper engraving by burin /
plate size: 35 x 23.5cm /
sheet size: 55 x 35 cm /
paper: Gampi (very thin traditional Japanese handmade paper) on Velin Arches 250g/M2 /
total engraving hours: 297 hours /
Engraved on Jun 4 to Aug 24, 2016 /

Note: technique “copper engraving by burin” is the oldest technique of printmaking. It is the process to engrave lines directly on the surface of metal plate by hand with burin (engraving tool with sharp edges) without any chemical process like “etching”, though it belongs to the same Intaglio category as “etching”. The most famous historical artist of this technique is Dürer

35cm x 23.5cm

Masaaki Sugita

Masaaki Sugita was born in Shiga 1955. He graduated from Nihon University, College of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. He got all the techniques about art by self-taught, those are drawing, watercolor, oil and tempera painting and printmaking, while he was working as a mechanical engineer engaged in department of develop and design of automatic machines under Japanese companies after graduation. He was working long time for watercolor Landscape painting during 1989 to 2007, is his main work. Now he concentrates on printmaking and participates regularly in group exhibition since 2010.

Birthdate: 27/04/1955

Nationality: Japan

  • 2022 BIMPE 11th (last edition) Canada
  • Graphica Creativa 2022 (Finland)
  • 2022 18th International Competition of Small Graphic and Exlibris Ostrów Wielkopolski POLAND
  • The 17th International Triennial Small Graphic Forms, Poland - Łódź 2020
  • the Triennale de Gravure de Liège 2021


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