Kyoko Imazu

Kyoko Imazu mesmerises audiences; bringing her personal fairy tales, creatures and characters to life. Tiny creatures crawl out of Imazu’s imagination and into the hearts of the audience.

Moving to Australia as a young adult, Imazu reflects on her nostalgic view of childhood in Japan, intrinsic to the narrative of each work. She fondly recalls the idyllic memories of vast rice paddocks, natural growth, colours and tiny animals.

Imazu’s printmaking has developed vastly over the past few years, her imagery has moved from representational depictions of animals to beautifully illustrated imagined worlds. Channelling Alice in Wonderland, proportions are distorted with dandelions and towering plant life creating a landscape for miniature characters, animals and monsters.

It is the tiny details in Imazu’s technically accomplished etchings and aquatints that become so compelling – each character and creature that inhabits Imazu’s imagination inspires and challenges a new reading of the narrative.

The semblance of the animal is found throughout Japanese and Australian mythologies. Imazu’s practice is heavily influenced by this folklore as she explores her relationship with memory and the natural world.

The introduction of ceramics and sculpture in her solo exhibtion in 2016 Autumn Moon, brings new life to Imazu’s mythical characters and assists in the continuation of her narrative; the fascination that “each dust particle has its own universe”.

Imazu completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia where she now resides. Her work is held in collections at State Library of Queensland, National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne Athenaeum Library, RMIT, Sydney College of Arts and numerous private collections worldwide. She regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally.

 

 

 

Dark Crawlers III

Dark Crawlers III

Mixed Media - Paper cut

This one off artwork only comes framed.

50 x 64 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,500.00 inc. GST

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Night Parade of One Hundred Demons

Night Parade of One Hundred Demons

Mixed Media - Paper cut

This one off artwork only comes framed.

37.5 x 46.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Stag beetle 7 (brown)

Stag beetle 7 (brown)

Ceramics

16 x 13 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$120.00 inc. GST

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Stag beetle 8 (black)

Stag beetle 8 (black)

Ceramics

13 x 12 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$120.00 inc. GST

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Animal grim reaper 1 (cat)

Animal grim reaper 1 (cat)

Ceramics

9 x cm

Year of Print: 2017

$120.00 inc. GST

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Animal grim reaper 1 (bilby)

Animal grim reaper 1 (bilby)

Ceramics

13 x cm

Year of Print: 2017

$120.00 inc. GST

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Dark penguin

Dark penguin

Ceramics

13 x 11 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$120.00 inc. GST

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Green man

Green man

Ceramics

8 x cm

Year of Print: 2017

$100.00 inc. GST

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Red

Red

Ceramics

6 x cm

Year of Print: 2017

$60.00 inc. GST

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Six legged animal

Six legged animal

Ceramics

8 x 11 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$100.00 inc. GST

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Small daruma (red)

Small daruma (red)

Ceramics

3.5 x 2.5 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$40.00 inc. GST

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Trumpet tail

Trumpet tail

Ceramics

9 x 11 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$100.00 inc. GST

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After the rain

After the rain

Etching - and aquatint

15 x 10 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2017

$220.00 inc. GST

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Beetle Sumo II

Beetle Sumo II

Etching - and aquatint

14.5 x 19.5 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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Autumn Travel

Autumn Travel

Etching - aquatint

30 x 26.5 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2017

$380.00 inc. GST

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Kokeshi IX

Kokeshi IX

Sculpture

6 x cm

Year of Print: 2016

$50.00 inc. GST

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Otter

Otter

Ceramics

7.5 x 2.5 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$50.00 inc. GST

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Hiding Spot I

Hiding Spot I

Etching - and aquatint

44 x 39 cm

Edition length: 9

Year of Print: 2016

$450.00 inc. GST

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Hop

Hop

Etching - Etching and aquatint

10 x 15 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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Found II

Found II

Etching - Etching and aquatint

8 x 6.5 cm

Edition length: 22

Year of Print: 2016

$140.00 inc. GST

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Found I

Found I

Etching - Etching and aquatint

8 x 6.5 cm

Edition length: 32

Year of Print: 2016

$140.00 inc. GST

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Forest race

Forest race

Etching - and aquatint

21 x 14.5 cm

Edition length: 18

Year of Print: 2016

$310.00 inc. GST

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Night chase

Night chase

Etching - and aquatint

23 x 33.5 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2016

$380.00 inc. GST

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Treasure Box

Treasure Box

Etching - and aquatint

15 x 10.5 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2016

$220.00 inc. GST

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Night Garden

Night Garden

Etching - and aquatint

14.5 x 10.5 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2015

$220.00 inc. GST

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Pick up

Pick up

Etching - and aquatint

14.5 x 10.5 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2015

$220.00 inc. GST

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Rachel II

Rachel II

Etching - and aquatint

20 x 15 cm

Edition length: 14

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Friends of the Night

Friends of the Night

Etching - and aquatint

30 x 26.5 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2015

$380.00 inc. GST

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The Great Wave

The Great Wave

Etching - and aquatint

22 x 18 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2015

$310.00 inc. GST

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Commune

Commune

Etching - and aquatint

30 x 26.5 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2015

$380.00 inc. GST

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Jasper

Jasper

Lithograph

This was drawn by Kyoko and printed by Simon white, APW Senior printer as part of the APW Dowd Foundation Scholarship

26 x 46 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2014

$395.00 inc. GST

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Mokomoko

Mokomoko

Lithograph

This was drawn by Kyoko and printed by Simon white, APW Senior printer as part of the APW Dowd Foundation Scholarship

26 x 46 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2014

$395.00 inc. GST

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Reading with Noah

Reading with Noah

Etching - and Aquatint

16 x 18 cm

Edition length: 20

Year of Print: 2014

$310.00 inc. GST

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Grumpy

Grumpy

Etching - and aquatint

30 x 26.5 cm

Edition length: 18

Year of Print: 2014

$380.00 inc. GST

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Rail riders

Rail riders

Etching - and aquatint

22 x 31 cm

Edition length: 14

Year of Print: 2014

$380.00 inc. GST

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Japanese hare

Japanese hare

Etching - and aqautint

30 x 26.5 cm

Edition length: 18

Year of Print: 2014

$350.00 inc. GST

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Scruffy

Scruffy

Etching - and aquatint

30 x 26.5 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2014

$350.00 inc. GST

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Bunny II

Bunny II

Etching - & Aquatint

15 x 20 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2014

$250.00 inc. GST

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Crested Pigeon II

Crested Pigeon II

Etching - & Aquatint

12 x 16 cm

Edition length: 19

Year of Print: 2014

$250.00 inc. GST

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Crested pigeon

Crested pigeon

Etching

32 x 22 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2014

$310.00 inc. GST

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Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Etching - and aqautint

24.5 x 44 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2013

$400.00 inc. GST

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Lidth’s Jay

Lidth’s Jay

Etching - and Aquatint

32 x 22 cm

Edition length: 13

Year of Print: 2013

$310.00 inc. GST

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European Rabbit

European Rabbit

Etching

22 x 30 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2012

$310.00 inc. GST

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Red eared firetail

Red eared firetail

Etching

30 x 22 cm

Edition length: 16

Year of Print: 2013

$310.00 inc. GST

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Rachel

Rachel

Etching - Aquatint from two copper plates

14.5 x 9.5 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2012

$180.00 inc. GST

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Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider

Etching - Aquatint from two copper plates

30 x 22 cm

Edition length: 12

Year of Print: 2012

$310.00 inc. GST

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White tailed Jackrabbit

White tailed Jackrabbit

Etching - aquatint from two plates

30 x 22 cm

Edition length: 9

Year of Print: 2012

$310.00 inc. GST

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Winter

Winter

Etching - aquatint

15.6 x 20.6 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2012

$220.00 inc. GST

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Fran Hrair – roo Rabite

Fran Hrair – roo Rabite

Etching - metal engraving and aquatint

11.5 x 15.5 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2008

$280.00 inc. GST

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Haigha Bugsy Rabbit

Haigha Bugsy Rabbit

Etching - copper engraving with aquatint

11.8 x 15.5 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2008

$280.00 inc. GST

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Habac

Habac

Etching - metal engraving and aquatint

10.5 x 12.5 cm

Edition length: 15

Year of Print: 2007

$280.00 inc. GST

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