A Night in Japan

Marker and pencil drawings​

2017 - 2018

This series continues from my first series, 'A Year in Japan', yet focuses on a single night in Tokyo. There is no longer a 'lone man', instead, a variety of people are shown, each going about their lives on this one night which binds them together. My influence for this series is also drawn from the film Blade Runner, a film loved for its dystopian, 'Neo Tokyo' nighttime scenes. As with my first series, I am attempting to convey the Japanese phrase 物の哀れ 'mono no aware' - the gentle sadness of things. This refers to the ephemeral, transitory nature of the world, which in turn evokes a greater appreciation for things which are quick to disappear, such as cherry blossoms. The scenes I portray are fleeting moments in time, where the figures, objects and light will only be in that exact state for a moment, never to be repeated. Furthering this concept, this series depicts scenes from a single night in Tokyo, highlighting the ephemeral quality of time. The style I used was inspired by Studio Ghibli animation and traditional Japanese woodblock prints. 

Limited Edition prints are available from $350 AUD

Limited Edition canvas prints are available from $450 AUD

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Smoke
Smoke

SOLD $4,490 - Framed Marker and pencil on Arches paper

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By Lantern Light
By Lantern Light

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Red Hoodie
Red Hoodie

SOLD $3,000 - Unframed Marker and pencil on Arches paper

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Yakitori
Yakitori

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Reflections
Reflections

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Watching
Watching

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Floating World
Floating World

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