Toru Sugita

Toru Sugita, a printmaker and painter originally from Japan, is actively showing his artwork throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and Latin America. Toru is known for his black and white intaglio and wood engraving prints with strong architectural elements. His prints can be found in various public collections including the Achenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts in the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco. Toru is currently in charge of the printmaking programs at Diablo Valley College. In 2022 Toru successfully moved Printmaking programs to the new Art Complex.
I worked on printmaking for a long time. The printmaking process is reminiscent of the relationship between light and shadow. Etching and aquatint help me express my interest towards light and shadow by using rich tones of black and white. The graphic nature of black and white leads me to lines and shapes found in architectural elements. Once I eliminated color from my work, I found myself drawn to the exploration of space itself. My work became about the physicality of three-dimensional space.

Location and Contact Information

Participating Weekends
Weekend Two, June 8 and 9, 11am - 5pm
Artwork Price Range
$20 - $5000
Studio or Exhibition Space Address
1021 Broadway Avenue #205A, San Pablo, CA, USA
Languages Spoken
Japanese, English, Spanish
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