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Tanaka Atsuko (1932-2005)
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Tanaka Atsuko (1932-2005)


Tanaka Atsuko (1932-2005)
Signed on the reverse Atsuko Tanaka
Painted in 1979
Vinyl paint on canvas
41 x 31.7 cm.
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Lot Essay

Tanaka Atsuko often chose to use household vinyl or enamel paint, rather than the more conventional oil or acrylic traditionally used by artists. In this work as well as others, she took advantage of the slick, lubricous qualities of the paint, creating an even and homogenous form that is adhered to the surface of the canvas. The glossiness of the paint renders a shimmering sheen, reflecting light as it hits the surface of the work. Layers of enamel or vinyl paint overlap one another, combining movement, rhythm and colour, with the tangle of lines and circles appearing to press toward to the front of the canvas.

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