Kamisaka Sekka and Japanese influence in decorative design.

by Aug 19, 20121 comment

The Kamisaka Sekka Exhibition has been showing at the Art Gallery of NSW. He was one of the artists that brought into modern art the ‘Rinpo’ tradition in Japan. I attended twice – it was a real feast for the senses. The photo above shows the cafe at the gallery with the Sekka posters on the wall. I found the exhibition quite inspiring and started to look through some of my old designs and found that I had played around with some images that had a vaguely Japanese ‘feel’, particularly with leaves, trees and the colour palette. I intend to play much more with clean design and clear colour to explore this theme further.

Silk screen print using acrylic paint and fallen maple leaves as a stencil and as a block print

 Acrylic paint rolled onto paper with aqua colour pencil

 Oil paint monotype print and water pencil

 Oil paint blotted and water based pencil – images on right and below.


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  1. Sahba Clara Delshad

    These are so delicate and beautiful!