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Title

Fulcrum G


Artist

TAKAYANAGI Yutaka

Japan

1941 -


About

Takayanagi is currently working alphabetically through his Fulcrum series, planning to complete through to Z. With this series he wants to express the important concept of 'ma', literally space or interval, which has been a consistent feature of Japanese aesthetics. 'Ma' is the poignantly silent pause in music or the arrested moment in Kabuki when the actor can most movingly express the spirit of his role. 'Ma' is the empty space in an ink landscape or piece of calligraphy; architecturally it is the linking corridor or verandah in a traditional Japanese building. 'Ma' is a significant, positive element in all these spheres - it provides the repose, the fluidity, the continuity - and the concept is crucial to the understanding of Japanese culture.

Takayanagi was born in Tokyo, completed Graduate School at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, and now resides in Kanagawa.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 92-93.


Details


Alternative title

Shiten - G


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

screenprint


Edition

5/20


Dimensions

63.0 x 63.0 cm image; 70.0 x 70.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Y. Takayanagi '91".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

466.1993


Artist information

TAKAYANAGI Yutaka

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 92, 93, 101 (colour illus.). cat.no. 61