Condition: Rubs to wax at corners, also scattered along edges. Rubs at bottom left. A darker scrape to surface at upper right. A 2 inch diagonal scrape at lower center.
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Signature: Signed, dated and and inscribed as titled on the reverse
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York
About Hiro Yokose
Hiro Yokose’s lyrical depictions of nature feature big, pale skies floating over silvery lakes or rivers lined with trees. Rendered in a subtle palette that captures the quietude of dawn or dusk, his minimal landscapes have a dream-like quality. Each canvas consists of as many as six layers of oil paint and beeswax; in describing his process, Yokose says he never begins with a particular image in mind: “It's like air or a cloud—there is no shape. If I were to chase my imagination, I would probably never finish, never even start a painting.” His work has been said to hover “between a Zen-like minimalist abstraction and a traditional landscape.” Besides the landscapes for which he is best known, Yokose also paints flowers and completely abstract canvases.
Japanese, b. 1951, Nagasaki, Japan