Yoshitomo Nara Shallow Puddles

Publisher Blum & Poe

ISBN 9780986112850

'Shallow Puddles' brims with full-colour, detailed images of Yoshitomo Nara’s titular series. These paintings are executed on shallow circular dishes, covered with small square patches of canvas, and seemingly create portals to a world inundated with water. Depicted on each is a solitary figure that, like those in many of the artist’s iconic paintings, holds the viewer’s gaze with its large, full eyes, some even with averted eyes. Ground and figure are the main components of each work, yet the artist’s painterly execution calls attention to his manipulation of colour, form and composition to create an image that transcends traditional portraiture.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English


Yoshitomo Nara Shallow Puddles