When we look through a telescope to view the stars, or when we look though a microscope to observe microorganisms, we perceive only vague images at first. Then we focus in on them to achieve clarity.
In this way, the images we see are like screens that separate viewers from objects which cause these out of focus images to seem to float for a while. These images make no distinction between the macro and micro in nature, so the value of the objects we view remains the same.
I found similarity in this process of making images become clearer while creating silkscreen prints.
I use stencils to position multiple layers of ink, leaving the residue on screens made of paper, leaving neither objects nor encoded symbols, to render pure images.
Ikeda Jun, An Inquirer of “Printing” - His Thoughts and Expressions
Prints of Ikeda Jun are based on thoroughly constructed theory and defined action. While a graduate student, he researched the concept of printing and wrote a thesis entitled “The Presence of Printing seen from the International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo” (“The Committee of University of Art for Print Studies in Japan” No.40, April 2011). His technique is screen printing. He logically embodies the concept of “time” in layers of ink of different colors. A series of works entitled “Trace,” which is a consistent theme of his, are classified into four groups subtitled “Shelter,” “Particle,” “Thread” and “Focus,” according to the content of his works. Transparent layered colors of ink and the beauty of their texture characterize his works, which deeply affect viewers.