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Artist Tadashige Nishida Creates Colorful Cat Silhouettes

 - Jun 30, 2014
References: artelino & itsnicethat
Those looking for a fresh take on the ever-popular cat meme will appreciate the work of Tadashige Nishida. A master of the woodblock technique, he focuses on their feline silhouette, which is places against vibrant backdrops so that they stand out even more. Yet what makes Tadashige Nishida's art pieces particularly arresting are the actions of the cats themselves. Whether playing together or sitting calmly, they are full of personality.

Hailing from the Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, Tadashige Nishida often makes his colorful backdrops with with luxury materials including gold or silver pigments. Inspired by the work of Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Tadashige Nishid's work comes in limited editions of about 100 copies that are numbered, dated and signed by the artist. They would make great gifts.