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Wako Shuji was born in Sendai, Japan in 1953. In 1977 he graduated from Zokei University in Tokyo.

The artist has made himself a name with lithograph prints of Japanese-related small objects that he shows in photo-realistic, meticulous excellence, often against a black or blue background.

This strive for perfection is in my view tpyical Japanese. Works by Wako Shuji are in the collections of the world's most renowned museums like the British Museum or the Rockefeller Foundation. The artist uses strong and vivid colors - except for the background. Sometimes he plays a trick of optical illusion with the viewer.

Collections:
The British Museum, London
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio
Rockefeller Foundation, New York
Singapore National Museum, Singapore
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Hamburg Museum of Arts and Crafts, Germany

Shuji Wako, Chain Letter

Shuji Wako, Fan-Tastic

Shuji Wako, Endless Horizon

Shuji Wako, Golden Epic

Shuji Wako, The Color of the Sky

Shuji Wako, Fresh Breath of Autumn

Shuji Wako, Blue Moon

Shuji Wako, Right on Target

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