Masaaki Yamada

Work

Frieze Masters LondonSpotlight G20Regents Park, London NW1 4LL
5 October – 9 October 2016

Masaaki Yamada (1930-2010) produced a series of ritualistic and meditative paintings he called ‘work’ completed between 1949 and 1989. Vigo is proud to show an exceptional group of these works at Frieze Masters.  In December, there will be a solo show at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Tokyo from where the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Modern Art in Kyoto.

In his work series, Yamada was determined to produce paintings on a continuum, the whole being a work in progress where one painting followed another, repetitive, ritualistic and meditative. This practice resulted in an accumulation of works, which give the unique impression of having occurred simultaneously.

selected works

Work C.352
1968
Work C.282
1966
Work C.170
1963
Work C.178
1964
Work C.126
1962-1963
Work C.48
1960
Work C.203
1964
C.p 40
1960
Work C.p III
1961

Work C.352

1968Oil on canvas100 x 73 cm / 39 3/8 x 28 3/4 in

Work C.282

1966Oil on canvas65.2 x 80.3 cm / 25 5/8 x 31 5/8 in

Work C.170

1963Oil on canvas91 x 65 cm / 35 7/8 x 25 5/8 in

Work C.178

1964Oil on canvas

Work C.126

1962-1963Oil on canvas

Work C.48

1960Oil on canvas72.8 x 50 cm / 28 5/8 x 19 5/8 in

Work C.203

1964Oil on canvas 80.3 x 61 cm / 31 5/8 x 24 in

C.p 40

1960Oil on Paper61 x 50 cm / 24 x 19 5/8 in

Work C.p III

1961Work on paper43.5 x 29 cm / 17 1/8 x 11 3/8 in