Kazuo Shiraga, ‘Zuirin’, 1976, Yodo Gallery
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Kazuo Shiraga

Zuirin, 1976

Oil on canvas
10 7/10 × 8 7/10 in
27.3 × 22 cm
.
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Location
Osaka
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About the work
Kazuo Shiraga
Japanese, 1924–2008
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For Kazuo Shiraga, a painting was defined by the gestures of its creation. He famously used non-traditional techniques to make his works, including performances using parts or the entirety of his body as a tool. In his famous piece, Challenging Mud (1955), Shiraga created an ephemeral form by wrestling with a mixture made from wall plaster and cement, causing injury to his body in the process. The majority of Shiraga’s work, however, was rendered on canvas via diverse methods, from dripping paints to painting with his feet. Speaking of his work, Shiraga once said that he wanted to make paintings “as slippery, as uncatchable as a sea cucumber, […] a painting with no center.” Shiraga was a founding member of the Zero Group; in 1952, he joined the Gutai Group and was active through its disbandment.

Kazuo Shiraga, ‘Zuirin’, 1976, Yodo Gallery
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About the work
Kazuo Shiraga
Japanese, 1924–2008
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For Kazuo Shiraga, a painting was defined by the gestures of its creation. He famously used non-traditional techniques to make his works, including performances using parts or the entirety of his body as a tool. In his famous piece, Challenging Mud (1955), Shiraga created an ephemeral form by wrestling with a mixture made from wall plaster and cement, causing injury to his body in the process. The majority of Shiraga’s work, however, was rendered on canvas via diverse methods, from dripping paints to painting with his feet. Speaking of his work, Shiraga once said that he wanted to make paintings “as slippery, as uncatchable as a sea cucumber, […] a painting with no center.” Shiraga was a founding member of the Zero Group; in 1952, he joined the Gutai Group and was active through its disbandment.

Kazuo Shiraga

Zuirin, 1976

Oil on canvas
10 7/10 × 8 7/10 in
27.3 × 22 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Osaka
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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