Various digital prints relating to anime/manga by Unknown Artist

Through the extensive use of SNS, the digital illustration scene in Japan is witnessing a new boom.


Details

Medium:
Digital inkjet print on paper
Dimensions:
Each: 42 x 29.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,386 ( Total: £1,386)
Acquired in:
2012
Vendor:
Hexaproject London Ltd.

Just as Ukiyo-e artists influenced a whole generation of young people 250 years ago, now online illustration communities are the ideal platform to foster superstars and buzz. These superstars are very much contemporary Ukiyo-e artists with the only change being analogue to digital techniques. Now as in the past, Japanese still enjoy drawing. The portfolio includes representative digitally-generated material from the fields of illustration, manga, anime and gaming in Japan. The main illustration is Valon by Akabane. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

Hexaproject London Ltd.

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694 www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

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