Los Angeles

“Ryanosuki Fukui, 1960–1962”

University Of California at Santa Barbara

This self-taught Japanese master works in the great tradition of Japanese print-makers. The technical skill of his poetic and exquisite prints is faultless and polished. At times his designs are involved and delicate, at other times they are clean and understated. His Anemones and Hydrangeas I are intricate gems made up of lyrical tender lines and subtle colors, while Flatfish, is pure and restrained. Perhaps they are a little too precious, and Fukui becomes overly involved in making beautiful surfaces. They are, nevertheless, superb intimate graphics.

Harriette von Breton