Paul Binnie, Rain Clouds, Nature, Contemporary Art

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Paul Binnie (1967-)
Title: Amagumo (Rain Clouds)
Edition: A/P VII
Date: 2001
Dimensions: 10.1 x 41.7 cm
Condition: Some pigment around margins, some faint creases.


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.


The rain clouds in this hashira-e format print were printed partly in a reduction technique. This means that the edition cannot be printed again as in the process of applying layers of pigment and carving it smaller each time, the woodblock is damaged. The artist applied mica powder on the streaks of rain, acquiring an interesting, shimmery effect.

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Print Format Oban (Vertical)
Artist Name Paul Binnie
Title Amagumo (Rain Clouds)
Subject Landscapes, Contemporary
Dimensions 10.1 x 41.7 cm
Publisher Self Published