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Bill Claps

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My work reflects an ongoing dialogue with art history, commenting on the imagery, motifs and language used by visual artists.

My inspiration has come from sources as varied as Asian landscape painting and prints, calligraphy, and appropriated images from contemporary art.

“Natural Abstractions” series is my homage to the 19th century Japanese master printmakers whose graphic style greatly influenced the European Impressionists. In this series I create contemporary interpretations of nature motifs used and repeated by many generations of Japanese printmakers. I use source photos taken from the natural world to create mixed media artworks that I finish with a unique gold foil process that I developed. Each work is executed in a positive and negative, in order to articulate the duality that is the basis of much of oriental culture.

Video introduction: https://youtu.be/Ls5XbDhDW9Y

Website: www.billclaps.net

I’m fascinated with the natural world, which I capture and translate into compositional elements, which at times recall geometric abstraction, oriental calligraphy, and cellular processes. My unique technique recalls historic gilding practices, updated for the 21st century by combining them with photographic and digital processing technologies. In recreating this history, I create dynamic images that live in balance between figuration and abstraction.

Additional Info

  • NAME: Bill Claps
  • Place to stay (滞在先): As- City
  • Nationality(国籍): American/Italian
  • Artist Website (アーティストウェブ・サイト): http://www.billclaps.net/

2017 Artist list

2018年11月06日
Blog 568

Final Exhibition

Thank you very much for coming to our Final Exhibition ‼️It was a great success.
2018年11月03日
there was a workshop by an American artist, Bill Claps from New York, who stays in Aso City.
Blog 474

There was a workshop by Bill Claps.

昨夜はニューヨークでヴィジュアルアーティストとしてのみならず、様々な分野で活躍する阿蘇市滞在アーティスト、ビル クラブスさんのワークショップでした!!
2018年10月31日
Blog 459

Florent Poussineauさんのアートパフォーマンスが開催されました。

昨夜は Florent Poussineau さんの料理に依るアートパフォーマンスがおこなわれました。料理というメディアに日本の印象や地形などを盛り込み、ひな祭りからヒントを得た雛壇も自作し、雛壇に座る人たちと正面で座る一人の人との間の関係性を通じて、大切にすべきこととはなにかを問いかける作品になっていました。
2018年10月26日
Blog 478

Today was a halloween party.

Today was a halloween party at Jana Marie Cariddi 's residence in Ubuyama village. Party between hard work, everybody enjoyed it.

作品の印刷品質を確認するために熊本市内に来ました。

2018年10月25日
Mria and Agata visited Kumamoto city to confirm the print quality of the work.…

Florent who stays in Oguni-machi had a workshop!!

2018年10月24日
\小国町アーティストによるワークショップが行われました!

Land-art ‘The Shadow of Nekodake’.

2018年10月24日
Congratulations Maria!! 高森町滞在アーティスト、マリア(ポーランド)のランドアートが月廻り公園で完成しました。

阿蘇市内田農場秋の収穫祭に参加しました。

2018年10月21日
We joined ‘Ritual Harvest Ceremony ‘. It was an amazing ceremony combining nature and…

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