Brendan Sarsfield

Brendan Sarsfield is an artist and art educator, originally from Liverpool in the UK, he is currently based in Tokyo.

Although trained as a sculptor, more recently he has been involved in making use of the printmaking studios at Yokohama Museum of Art, where he has been exploring printmaking techniques as part of a mixed media drawing process.  

The resulting combination of exploratory collaged, lithographic, cyanotype and silk screen work, has led to regular involvement in a number of art, drawing and print exhibitions both in Japan and internationally.  With projects ranging from decals for a streetcar in an Oklahoma Art festival, through to artist sketchbook projects and awards at international printmaking exhibitions.

He has artwork in a number of private and public collections worldwide, including most recently, The Brooklyn Art Library, New York and Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts,Tokyo.

His artwork is primarily inspired by the landscape. Exploring `a sense of place`.  Figuratively, and conceptually.  “As an individual I walk, experiencing the world at a pace that enables me to process; observations, ideas and encounters.  As an artist I draw, to help process; observations, ideas and experiences.

During his time at Studio Kura, he looks forward to working on a larger scale and to having the opportunity to bring deeper focus to his engagement with Japanese aesthetics in his work, primarily focused towards applying the concept of `Ma` – 間  (a pause in time, an interval in both spatial and temporal realms) in relation to the landscape.