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Title

Fulcrum G

1991

Artist

TAKAYANAGI Yutaka

Japan

1941 -

  • 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
    Copyright
    © TAKAYANAGI Yutaka

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    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.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan

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