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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

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Blog 89

The exhibition is over!

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Emillia Noordhoek
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2019年10月30日
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Artist in Aso 2019 Final Exhibition

2019年10月29日
The final exhibition was held at Gallery TAKECHI in Kumamoto City.…

崇城大学芸術学部において「Artist in ASO 滞在作家を招いてレクチャー」が開催されました。

2019年10月28日
Artist in ASO 滞在作家を招いてレクチャー
AIAのアーティスト4人による崇城大学芸術学部での講演が開催されました。…

白川夜市で配布したパンフレットを登録しました。

2019年10月28日
先日の白川夜市でアーティストたちが自ら作成したパンフレットを登録しました。下記リンクからご覧ください。 KALDERA_eng_cor.pdf

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Kumamoto City Chuo-ku, Suizenji 6 - chome 18 No. 1
Kumamoto Prefecture Cultural Planning World Heritage Promotion Division
Artists in Aso Executive Committee

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