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Lisa Takahashi.
Breeze- limited edition linocut. This work of art is an edition of 100 and is sold unframed.
The image size is H: 61cm x W:89cm. The paper size is H: 70cm x W:100cm.

‘Breeze’ is the result of a whole melting pot of different ideas. I had recently been very excited by looking at the monochrome prints of the Liverpool Shipping Docks by Edward Wadsworth (1918). I really wanted to see how much I could describe about a subject in just one colour, and wanted to create a bold image that instantly transported you somewhere. I wanted it to be ambiguous as to whether this was an image of one cyclist charging through the landscape or a group all cycling together. Influences aside, what I really wanted to create with this print was an image that depicted the majesty of the English landscape, and what it feels like to cycle hell for leather through it – the exhilaration of speed combined with the awe of the environment. I Imagine the scene to be set on an early Summer’s morning one Sunday in Dorset, although that’s open to interpretation! Finally the depiction of the sky is my little nod to Japanese woodcut printmakers such as Hokusai who would always describe the sky of a landscape to have a very dramatic tonal shift from dark to light as it meets the horizon. I printed ‘Breeze’ using a Cobalt Turquoise which I think will look lovely in a light-filled room.

Image size: H:61cm x W:89cm
Sheet size: H:61cm x W:100cm

Size: H:70 cm x W:100 cm

Lisa Takahashi is on view at the Royal Academy summer exhibition 2015. Lisa Takahashi's `The Chain Gang' is still available and in stock with Wychwood Art in the blue and red colour way. Lisa Takahashi's limited edition linocuts are available for sale online with Wychwood art and in our art gallery in Oxfordshire. Lisa Takahashi's most popular limited edition prints that we sell are Tour de Force, Bonne Journee and the Chain Gang. The Yellow Chain Gang is sold out but we have The Chain Gang in the blue and red colour way. Lisa Takahashi is a Bristol based printmaker. Lisa gained her BA Honours degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa University College and Middlesex University. Lisa Takahashi makes prints because she loves to make designs that simplify the world that we live in into arrangements of alluringly coloured shapes. Lisa Takahashi sights her influences as including The Grosvenor School, Stanley Spencer and a lot of other artists from the first half of the 20th Century. She is half Japanese and half English and grew up in the wonder of North London suburbia. To discuss or buy any limited edition prints by artist Lisa Takahashi please contact deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799 535765.

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