Paul Furneaux RSA: Between Moments
An exhibition of new work by the renowned artist and printmaker, Paul Furneaux. Furneaux is widely known for his use of traditional Japanese woodblock printing techniques, also known as mokuhanga. This minimalist yet complex technique has a simple process which has allowed Paul to develop his practice into a contemplative and semi-abstract field.
After Furneaux's initial experience of Japanese woodblock printing founded during a scholarship to Tama Art University in Tokyo, he spent four years continuing his studies and finding a new form of visual expression. Drawn to the limitations of the process, Furneaux creates works that are abstract in appearance and theme. Although not wishing to categorise his practice and its subject matter, Furneaux has suggested that his concern for the everchanging landscape and global warming is present in many works.
Paul Furneaux was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire in 1962 and
studied Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art from 1982 to 1987. In
1996 he was awarded the Monbusho scholarship to undertake research in woodblock
printing. With this award, he then embarked on a Master’s degree in Japanese
woodblock printing at Tama Art University, Tokyo from 1998 to 2000. He has
travelled widely and exhibited internationally.