OGEN Juried Exhibitions in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2003-2009)
HANGA Printing Exhibitions in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2009)
Contemporary Fine Art Exhibition at Agora Gallery in NY (2009)
Utilizing a unique method of digital imaging, Japanese artist Dan OBANA creates a contemporary imagination of the traditional method of hanga block printing. His works, to which he refers as digital hanga, are complex, multilayered photographs of analog materials. OBANA’s synthesis of the digital and analog realms provides not only a thoughtful introspection into the development and role of technology in our contemporary lives, it references the age-old tradition of the multi-layered techniques used to produce original hanga prints. Over time, OBANA believes that the continued refinement of his methods will ,in fact, lead to limitless artistic possibilities, echoing the deep visual effect created by his complexly constructed works.