Jeera Rattanangkoon

Born 1958, in Thailand
Lives in Holualoa, Hawaii

Jeera Rattanangkoon has a unique printmaking approach and style. His images are stylized and simplified but his technique is labor intensive and exacting. Delicate fine lines are scribed into his woodbocks and pointilist dots perforate the surface to create a sense of light.

Jeera’s prints from Shark’s Ink. include, “Bounty” and Angel Lake”, both complex reduction block woodcuts that make use of dozens of colors from multiple printings on white Thai Mulberry paper. Several of the printings make use of split-fount inking to create subtle gradations of color.

Jeera has made his first lithograph, “Trees”, a complex print with nature imagery, at Shark’s in 2006. Elaborate layers of drawing and complicated inking patterns work together in this newest print.

Rattanangkoon studied at the Poa Chung College of Arts and Crafts in Bangkok, Thailand. He continued his printmaking studies working with Hiroki Morinoue after moving to Hawaii in 1994.

His work is in the collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts and Sprint.

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