A poetry of print and nature...

Indulgent textures, natural forms and a purifying palette masterfully combine to create a truly unique and imaginative collection. Through a harmonious collaboration with Japanese artist Katsutoshi Yuasa, Black Edition has embarked on an exploration of time-honoured Japanese printmaking practises where traditional and contemporary techniques intertwine.

A true master of his craft, Katsutoshi Yuasa begins a ritualistic journey that unfolds and evolves during his artistic process. Using digital images curated from his own camera, Katsutoshi creates intricate woodcut prints methodically crafted with small carving tools, a complex and time consuming process. Once these meticulous pieces are complete, he uses an entirely manual printing method to create his artwork on delicate washi paper.

Dedicating lengthy periods of time to transforming a single photograph into something that is truly understood and processed by the mind gives Katsutoshi meaning to his work.

Katsutoshi Yuasa is a Tokyo-born artist well known for his large, detailed woodcut prints based on his own digital imagery. He received a BA degree in Fine Art, painting and printmaking from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and later went on to complete his MA at the Royal College of Art in London.

Black Edition first encountered Katsutoshi Yuasa and viewed his work at, ‘Surface Cutting’ an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2016. Being immediately drawn to his work, Black Edition then approached Katsutoshi about a collaboration.

Dedicating lengthy periods of time to transforming a single photograph into something that is truly understood and processed by the mind gives Katsutoshi meaning to his work.

"We were immediately drawn to Katsutoshi Yuasa’s imagery and the unique process that he uses to create each piece. The woodcut technique gives undeniable intricacy, which we believed could be reimagined and brought to life with an assortment of beautiful textures, resulting in a truly spectacular collection."

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