From Saturday, June 11, 2022, Jacob Hashimoto’s colourful realm returns to Verona on occasion of a summer exhibition presenting new wall pieces: not only works featuring the iconic “kites” that have established the artist on the international scene, but also a new series of detailed woodcuts, realised in collaboration with Durham Press.
Hashimoto has often used print in his work, and its importance to the language and methodology of his kite works is undeniable. As a natural extension of his studio practice, he has been collaborating with Durham Press for many years and Studio la Città is proud introduce a new series of prints from this collaboration titled The Necessary Invention of the Mind. Executed in 2020, the suite consists of 12 prints created through a combination of woodblock and screen printing techniques.
The nature of printmaking has allowed Hashimoto to explore creative territory that has long been difficult to capture. It has allowed him to dispense with gravity and engineering for the first time and opened his visual language to a lyric immediacy that, while often evident in the studio, has been difficult to carry into finished work.