In 1968 when he came to Paris for the first time, as many young Japanese, he took a boat from Yokohama to Nahotoka, then by train to cross the Russia to Europe, 10 days trip to reach to Europe. Europe was very far away…
He studied at Beaux Arts de Paris, already he was interested by abstract painting.
His new discover in France was the Prints art, as lithographies, silk screan prints.
At this periode, he realized many Silk screen prints, always abstract but already very geometrical patterns with vivit colors.
He got a priz at International Print Contest in Zagrebe, at this occasion he came to Yugoslavia and had traveled to some cities in that time.
He had been working at great Master of Geometrical painter, Kumi Sugai for 10 years as his assistant in Paris, which gave him many experiences and pratiques for silk screen prints.
In 1977 returned back to live in Japan at Osaka where he works now.
Every year many exhibitions regularly in Japan, some foreign countries as south Korea, China, France.
At his last exhibition in Paris, he painted to the wall of the Gallery in quartier Latin, and finally the gallery decided to keep it. So, if you go to Paris, at 11 Rue des Grands Augustins, 75006-Paris, you can see his wall painting.
Since his coming back to Japan, he published one essai, and 3 books for art.
Shige Amano teaches also at Art University in Osaka, and gives the conference to the art mania in the gallery or at symposium of art.
The work of Shige Amano, is formed already at Paris period, when he started to work with geometrical painting.
And evolution little by little, for the form less hard, for the colors less vif and more deeper as I say Japanese influence.
He works with theme, very often from French Poemes, like Paul Valery, Rambeau, etc.