Yoshio Honjo

Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Yoshio Honjo reawakens traditional Japanese mythology and depicts idyllic narratives as he references the woodblock printing aesthetic of Edo period Japan. Although inspired by the woodblock prints of this period, Yoshio hand-paints using suihi enogu (mud pigment) and traditional Kozo Washi paper. The artist invites his audience to witness a reimaging of Japanese fable, as he recreates battle scenes with notorious folklore monsters and captures spontaneous pleasurable moments of Japanese geisha.

Yoshio Honjo is a two-time finalist in the Archibald Prize (2020, 2022) at the Art Gallery of NSW. 

\ Artworks

Ryokō-Biyori (Rabbit)

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 49 x 33.5cm paper size

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Akira Isogawa 2017

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 67 x 48.5cm paper size

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Battle of Daimotsuura

2021 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 120 x 220cm framed size

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Battle of Gojo bridge

2020 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 120 x 220cm framed size

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Battle of Kawanakajima

2021 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 47 x 33cm each panel

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Kōyō-Biyori (Tiger)

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 49.5 x 33.5cm paper size

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Ooeyama Syuten Duoji

2021 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 90 x 70cm each panel

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Prada 2013

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 66.5 x 48cm paper size

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Ryokō-BIyori (Dragon)

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 49x33cm paper size

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Ryokō-Biyori (Sheep)

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 49 x 33.5cm paper size

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Ryokō-Biyori (rooster)

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 48 x 33cm paper size

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Ryu to onna musha

2023 \ Handmade Komohadamashi paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 188 x 97cm paper size

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Syokuji-Biyori (Snake)

2023 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 49 x 33.5cm paper size

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Takiyashahime

2020 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 96 x 66cm paper size

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Unryu kurou

2020 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 96 x 66cm paper size

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Usabarashi

2021 \ Handmade Kozo paper, Sumi ink, Suihi-enogu (water dried pigment) \ 50 x 33cm paper size

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\ News

NH Event

Presenting Yoshio Honjo "Goraku no jikan" Nanda\Hobbs Project Space, 13-29 April

3 April 2023

We are pleased to present Goraku no jikan (Time to free the human mind from work and engage in pleasure and entertainment) by Yoshio Honjo.

 

 

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\ Exhibitions featuring Yoshio Honjo

Yoshio Honjo

Goraku no jikan

13 April — 29 April 2023

Yoshio Honjo

Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e (Hand-Painted Pictures of the Floating World)

6 July — 23 July 2022

Contact Us

to find out more about Yoshio Honjo.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm