Paul Binnie, Cat in the Rain, Animal, Contemporary Art

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Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Ame Ni Neko (Cat in the Rain)
Edition: 30/100
Date: 2013
Size: 33.7 x 12.6 cm (tanzaku format)
Condition report: Faint crease in the bottom left corner of the margin.


Paul Binnie (born May 27, 1967) is a Scottish painter and printmaker known for his colourful woodblock prints. He studied printmaking under the master printer of Doi-Hangaten on the recommendation of artist Toshi Yoshida. Binnie has exhibited widely in such places as Tokyo, Paris, London and New York, and his works are in many collections, such as the British Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his works, he skillfully combines Japanese culture with Western ideas.


On contrary to the general belief that cats dislike water, the one pictured by Paul Binnie seems to be enjoying his time outside in the rainy weather. The cat and its blurry reflection in the water admirably contrast with the fainter area of the bokashi (gradation) background, whilst the straight spouts of rain are vividly presented on the darker part.

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Artist Name Paul Binnie
Title Ame Ni Neko (Cat in the Rain)
Subject Animal & Birds, Contemporary
Dimensions 33.7 x 12.6 cm
Publisher Self Published