Lot 116 - Paul Furneaux - Star Man
Lot 116 - Paul Furneaux - Star Man

Lot 116 - Paul Furneaux - Star Man

Japanese Woodcut Print (Mokuhanga) Unique + Stuck on Stars

I have been making Mokuhanga (japanese woodcut prints) for more than 20 years. I am more drawn to work of a more abstracted nature however on this occasion I have used imagery. In part I have used some of the printing blocks from maybe 15 years ago. It has been fun for me to make images with this charity in mind.



Ba Hons in Drawing Painting Edinburgh College of Art 1982-86 
Post graduate with distinction ECA 1986-87 
Masters in Mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut printing ) Tama Art University Tokyo 1996-2000 



1987 – Miller Homes Award: Young Scottish Artist of the Year (studio and support for one year), Cite International des Arts, Paris 
2001 – Year of the Artist Residency, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh 
2003 – First Artist-in-Residence, Helen Frankenthaler Printmaking Cottage Studio, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, USA 
2006 – Elected Royal Scottish Academician 
2012 – Mokuhanga Innovative Laboratory: International Artist-in-Residence Programme, Lake Kawaguchi, Japan. 
2015 – National Open Art Exhibition, London, Orrin Trust Award 
2018 – Between Moments, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 
2018 – Cabinet Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London 
2017 – Yellow and Blue, Pittenweem Art Festival (invited artist) 
2016 – Borrowed Light, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 
2015 – Outside: Inside, William Road Gallery, John McAslan + Partners, London 
2015 – Mokuhanga, Meffan Galleries and Museum, Forfar, Angus 
2014 – Japanese Woodcut Prints, Printmaking Studio, Academy of Fine Arts, DKO, Gent 
2014 – Inside: Outside, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 
2013 – Pause, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow 
2012 – New Works (with Niamh Flanagan), Dublin Graphic Studio Gallery 
2011 – Paul Furneaux: Mokuhanga, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery 
2019 – Breaking Boundaries: 9 International Mokuhanga artists, Walla Walla Foundry Gallery, USA 
2019 – Art + Identity: An International View, Browngrotta Arts, Connecticut, USA 
2019 – Mokuhanga: Cross Culture Europe + Japan, CfSHE Gallery, Tokyo 


Gallery Representation 

Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh 
Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh 
Tatha Gallery, Fife 
John Martin Gallery London 
Browngrotta Gallery Connecticut USA 


About the postcard artwork 

I mostly work in an Abstract pared down language using my chosen medium of Mokuhanga (Japanese woodcut print) For this exhibition and in part because of the small scale I have decided to use imagery. They are all Japanese woodcut prints, printed with watercolour. I hope the imagery used can be seen as little icons: butterfly,buds, emerging head and small birch trees I have enjoyed making them .Simple as they appear they are all cut from wood with gouges and chisels and then printed by hand from watercolour brushed on the multiple blocks used to build up the layers. Each is a unique single print which I have carefully wrapped and pasted around the post cards.