The Special Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
Fuki Hamada | Japan
Form 70 – The Structure of the Milky Way
etching, aquatint, chine collé | 2016 | 149 x 100,5 cm
Form 72 – Drop of the Net
etching, aquatint, chine collé | 2017 | 120,5 x 91,5 cm
Form 73 – Nerve Net
etching, aquatint, chine collé | 2017 | 104,5 x 91,5 cm
Image of the universe is shaped like a bunch of grapes when viewed from the outside, and countless stars and galaxies – which we recognize in our daily life – exist in each of the grapes. The shapes and structures of ordinary plants are quite similar to those of the human body, joining to those of universe, also linking to the still not completely explained mechanism in the human brain. As the micro-level connection between each cell forms the macro-level linkage in this world, both of them have identical shapes and cycles. Shape being joined, lives being connected.
The absolute black of fresh print and organic white with a mysterious sensuality that is skin smooth. The dense colors and space which result from the extreme pressure produced by the pressing machine are distinct characteristics of copperplate print.