木版画 Mokuhanga artist residency in Japan 日本

September 10th to October 14th, 2020

in Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture

長野県の軽井沢町で

I am a printmaker at heart, and for as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by image reproduction. In recent years I have dug into several contemporary printing techniques, with more or less satisfaction, and the decision was made to turn my attention to older methods and return to the sources.

I discovered xylography, a technique of wood carving to create an imprint which can be reproduced unlimitedly by printing on paper.

In Japan this traditional printing technique using water-soluble pigments is called Mokuhanga. A wooden block is carved for each color separately, then used successively for printing and creating the final imprint. In Japanese the word 木 版画 means 木 wood, 版 block and 画 image.

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The artistic residency will allow me to study the technique of Mokuhanga firsthand, in the country it originates from, with direct access to the resources necessary to improve my skills. Under the guidance of Terry Mc Kenna, a renowned and experienced Mokuhanga artist for more than a decade, I will be guided trough the process of designing, carving and printing in his professional studio setting at the Karuizawa Mokuhanga School.

My daily program will mainly consist of working in the studio from 11h to 17h straight, from Monday through Friday. The weekends will be filled with visits to museums, the surrounding area of Nagano prefecture and close by areas. Japan has impressed me so much during my last visits and it will certainly surprise me again. I am sure to find lots of inspiration for a myriad of illustrations which I will share upon my return.

photos Karuizawa Mokuhanga School

Exhibtion of my works in Luxembourg

from March 24th to April 30th, 2021

at Centre de Visite in Remich

The Centre de Visite in Remich and its dynamic team are delighted to welcome me to their bright exhibition hall on the first floor. The private viewing will be organzied in collaboration with a local wine-producer.

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photo Denise Hastert

Are you passionate about Japan and love art ?

The artistic residency in Japan and the exhibition in Luxembourg are only made possible with the generous support of art lovers and Japan passionates. A few partners have already joined this exceptional experience. I feel honored by their trust and their enthusiasm.

Do you want to be part of it? Please find the different support plans below.

This offer is valid for both private people and companies.

The referral on the website and at the exhibition are an option according to your preference.

梅 Plum

うめ – ume

  • invitation to the private viewing
  • original print on beautiful Japanese paper
  • referral on the website
  • referral at the exhibition

145 €

17% of VAT included

Contact me to get the PLUM plan and secure your advantages.

The print will be handed over to you at the exhibition.

竹 Bamboo

たけ – take

  • invitation to the private viewing
  • original print on beautiful Japanese paper
  • referral on the website
  • referral at the exhibition with your logo
  • referral on social media in relation to the residency and the exhibition

290 €

17% of VAT included

Contact me to get the BAMBOO plan and secure your advantages.

The print will be handed over to you at the exhibition.

松 Pine

まつ – matsu

  • invitation to the private viewing
  • original print on beautiful Japanese paper
  • referral on the website
  • referral at the exhibition with your logo
  • referral on social media in relation to the residency and the exhibition
  • referral in the newsletter in relation to the residency and the exhibition
  • dedicated illustration
  • dedicated mini report from Japon

580 €

17% of VAT included

Contact me to get the PINE plan and secure your advantages.

The print will be handed over to you at the exhibition.

Thank you for supporting me !

どうもありがとうざいます

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For more details, a meeting or a support offer, please contact me here or via phone + 352 28 77 33 94.

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