'When You Wish Upon a Star: Bridge of Sighs' by Roamcouch, 2022
A continuation of the artist's own 'When You Wish Upon a Star' series beginning in 2013.
19 x 36 Inches
48.3 x 91.4 Centimeters
35-color screen print on 310gsm Hahnemuhle Cotton Rag fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 100 (#53/100)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Includes artist issued/signed COA card.
ABOUT THE ART
Roamcouch continues his When You Wish Upon a Star series with a trip to the Bridge of Sighs. Roacouch has truly poured his heart and soul into this image, combining a massive amount of stenciled layers to create a 35-color screen print! We’re happy to continue traveling the world with Roamcouch’s art, and cannot wait to see the next location!
Ryo Ogawa, better known as RoamCouch was born in Gifu, Japan in 1976. He is a street artist and Ukiyo-e painter. He began to draw in his childhood, influenced by Japanese comics and started working as a designer at the age of 18. Afterwards, he was diagnosed with a serious illness, which made him rethink his life and career and he subsequently made up his mind to become an artist.
In 2011, now dubbed “RoamCouch”, he began his transition into a full-time artist. He produces his exquisite and romantic works of art by using over fifty different layers of the hand-cut stencil and has been showcased at solo and group exhibitions both within and outside Japan. His detailed and rich stencil paintings redefined the stereotypical image of stencil art.
In 2014, he opened his first solo show titled “A Beautiful Life” in New York and achieved an amazing feat of selling out the entire collection. RoamCouch started a project named “Emotional Bridge Project” in 2014 and has painted murals voluntarily to revitalize his hometown. His aim is to attract art fans to his hometown by publicly exhibiting his works of art. Calling his new style “Neo Ukiyo-e”, RoamCouch works on art pieces to clearly indicate Ukiyo-e of modern times by blending stencil art with Japanese handmade paper “Mino washi”.