Endless: The Paintings Of Yamada Masaaki
Yamada Masaaki (1929–2010) began his career as a self-taught artist amidst the chaos of post-war Japanese society. He would end up creating some 5,000 paintings during his lifetime. Due to his philosophical approach towards abstract painting, Yamada holds a unique position in the history of Japanese modern art. He developed a unique, radical, and methodical painting style that would independently mirror and foreshadow the artistic aesthetics and philosophies developing in the West. With motifs such as stripes, crosses, and grids, the persistently experimental approach to composition and colour theories reflected in his oeuvre has seen reignited interest in recent years.
|336 p, ills colour, 21 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English