Maria Taniguchi

Filipino, b. 1981

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Maria Taniguchi

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Filipino, b. 1981

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Biography

Adhering to a daily practice of art-making, Maria Taniguchi creates deliberate, cerebral paintings in a systematic manner. Her gridded brick paintings build uniform, cohesive images from small, predetermined details and a repetitive mark-making process. Using varied ratios of water and acrylic, Taniguchi paints gradated brick walls measuring up to 15 feet tall, building her compositions in a manner not unlike true brick-laying. While non-representational, Taniguchi’s paintings and gradations function as renderings of the artist’s moods, digital algorithms or equations, or, in the case of Untitled (Mirrors) (2011), which features a less rigid gradation than her other works, the surface qualities of marble. Taniguchi ultimately seeks to transform canvas into something more durable and call into question notions of surface by constructing painted architectures, rather than images.

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Rockbund Art Museum, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Biography

Adhering to a daily practice of art-making, Maria Taniguchi creates deliberate, cerebral paintings in a systematic manner. Her gridded brick paintings build uniform, cohesive images from small, predetermined details and a repetitive mark-making process. Using varied ratios of water and acrylic, Taniguchi paints gradated brick walls measuring up to 15 feet tall, building her compositions in a manner not unlike true brick-laying. While non-representational, Taniguchi’s paintings and gradations function as renderings of the artist’s moods, digital algorithms or equations, or, in the case of Untitled (Mirrors) (2011), which features a less rigid gradation than her other works, the surface qualities of marble. Taniguchi ultimately seeks to transform canvas into something more durable and call into question notions of surface by constructing painted architectures, rather than images.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Rockbund Art Museum, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Biennale of Sydney