Featured works by: Mikio Watanabe    

Mezzotint artist Mikio Watanabe was born in 1954 in Japan and currently lives in France. He is most known for his elegant, evocative black and white nudes. In these images the artist alternates between full figures and the sensuous ambiguity of closer cropped body parts. The female figure emerges out of the rich, velvety black shadows. Watanabe skillfully manipulates the subtle gradations of gray that are available in a mezzotint with careful burnishing and scraping of the plate. More recently Watanabe has added flora and fauna subjects, using multiple plates for the color. These new works have the same quality of grace and delicacy found in his nudes, but are playful in spirit. This is Watanabe’s first solo exhibition at Davidson Galleries. His works are part of the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the Central Academy of Art in Kuala Lumpur and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Mikio Watanabe : Baignade Matinale at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Baignade Matinale

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 64/90
Size: 4 x 5 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Fin D

Mikio Watanabe

Fin D'ete

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 64/90
Size: 6 x 3 3/4
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Innocente Apparition at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Innocente Apparition

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 5 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : L

Mikio Watanabe

L'éternelle

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : Narcisse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Narcisse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 64/90
Size: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Mirage at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Mirage

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : 63/90
Size: 3 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Scented Green at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Scented Green

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 47/60
Size: 3 1/2 x 6 1/4
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Mon Histoire, Son Histoire at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Mon Histoire, Son Histoire

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 71/90
Size: 19 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $850.00

Mikio Watanabe : Passage Agite at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Passage Agite

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 50/90
Size: 19 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $850.00

Mikio Watanabe : Vol de Nuit at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Vol de Nuit

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2015
Edition : 69/90
Size: 7 3/4 x 15 3/4
Price: $800.00

Mikio Watanabe : Nouvelles Récoltes at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Nouvelles Récoltes

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2017
Edition : 64/90
Size: 6 1/2 x 12 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : A Giant Dwarf at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

A Giant Dwarf

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 35/60
Size: 7 x 10 1/4 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Lingering Sunset at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Lingering Sunset

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 47/60
Size: 8 1/4 x 5 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : Chanting... at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Chanting...

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 45/60
Size: 5 x 8 3/4 inches
Price: $500.00

Mikio Watanabe : Cherry Tomatoes at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Cherry Tomatoes

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 40/60
Size: 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Florilège II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Florilège II

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 22/50
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Price: $360.00

Mikio Watanabe : Évocation I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Évocation I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2014
Edition : 66/90
Size: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Tendresse désespérée at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Tendresse désespérée

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $420.00

Mikio Watanabe : Détachement at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Détachement

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : XXX
Size: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $420.00

Mikio Watanabe : Au gré du vent at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Au gré du vent

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : XXX
Size: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $420.00

Mikio Watanabe : Océan originel at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Océan originel

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVIII/XXX
Size: 5 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Apaisement at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Apaisement

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : L

Mikio Watanabe

L'aube de ma vie

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : Dans la nuit at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Dans la nuit

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2016
Edition : EA XVI/XXX
Size: 7 x 4 1/2 inches
Price: $480.00

Mikio Watanabe : Entracte at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Entracte

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 32/90
Size: 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
Price: $460.00

Mikio Watanabe : Triangle at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Triangle

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 45/90
Size: 4 3/4 x 6 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Périple at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Périple

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2013
Edition : 90
Size: 4 1/4 x 6 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Silence charnel at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Silence charnel

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2009
Edition : 83/90
Size: 4 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Plonger at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Plonger

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : 42/90
Size: 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Tendresse at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Tendresse

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : 60/90
Size: 6 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Volonte at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Volonte

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 41/90
Size: 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Retenue at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Retenue

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 41/90
Size: 7 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Reserve at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Reserve

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2011
Edition : 41/90
Size: 9 x 4 3/8 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Astral at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Astral

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 61/90
Size: 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : En Douceur at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

En Douceur

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 61/90
Size: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Fossile at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Fossile

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 61/90
Size: 5 x 7 1/2 inches
Price: $600.00

Mikio Watanabe : Quietude at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Quietude

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 64/90
Size: 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Raissonement at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Raissonement

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2010
Edition : 65/90
Size: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Croissant at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Croissant

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2009
Edition : 63/90
Size: 6 x 5 inches
Price: $400.00

Mikio Watanabe : Eblouissante at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Eblouissante

Medium: Mezzotint (with color)
Year: 2009
Size: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Un Beau Matin at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Un Beau Matin

Medium: Mezzotint (with color)
Year: 2009
Edition : 61/90
Size: 4 3/4 x 3 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Voltige I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Voltige I

Medium: Mezzotint (with color)
Year: 2009
Edition : 64/90
Size: 11 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : Voltige II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Voltige II

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2009
Edition : 64/90
Size: 11 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Price: $750.00
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Mikio Watanabe : Chagrin at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Chagrin

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : 46/90
Size: 4 x 5 3/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Lune Violee at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Lune Violee

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2008
Edition : 67/90
Size: 9 3/4 x 6 inches
Price: $750.00

Mikio Watanabe : S

Mikio Watanabe

S'etendre

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2007
Edition : 79/90
Size: 3 x 8 1/4 inches
Price: $450.00

Mikio Watanabe : Rosee I at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Rosee I

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2007
Edition : 48/60
Size: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Rosee II at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Rosee II

Medium: Mezzotint (color)
Year: 2007
Edition : 60/60
Size: 3 x 4 3/4 inches
Price: $350.00

Mikio Watanabe : Le Vent De Printemps at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Le Vent De Printemps

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 90
Size: 19-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches
Price: $850.00

Mikio Watanabe : Silence at Davidson Galleries

Mikio Watanabe

Silence

Medium: Mezzotint
Year: 2006
Edition : Edition of 60
Size: 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 inches
Price: $400.00