Paying homage to the lost tradition of Ukiyo-e (Pictures of the Floating World), Yoshio Honjo draws viewers into imaginary realms while anchoring his works within a contemporary context. In his exhibition, Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e, Honjo reimagines Japanese fables, adding his distinctive personality to the work.
While influenced by the woodblock prints of the Edo period, Honjo has instead elected to convey these stories by means of paper and brush. His works demonstrate extraordinary draftsmanship, evident in his fine detail and intricate pattern work.
Yoshio Honjo is a two-time finalist in the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales—in 2020 and the current 2022 exhibition.
Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e is on show in the N\H Project Space until 23 July