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Miya Ando, ‘Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1’, 2016, San Francisco Cinematheque Benefit Auction
Miya Ando, ‘Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1’, 2016, San Francisco Cinematheque Benefit Auction
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Miya Ando

Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1, 2016

Charred wood, gold leaf, lacquer
48 × 48 × 2 in
121.9 × 121.9 × 5.1 cm
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Miya Ando’s subtle power rests in the pairing of traditional technique (honed in an apprenticeship …

Miya Ando’s subtle power rests in the pairing of traditional technique (honed in an apprenticeship at the Hattori Studio in Japan) with a modern minimalist edge. Ando’s works have been featured at the 56th Venice Biennale, and she is a recipient of the Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant.

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Miya Ando
American, b. 1978
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Drawing on her multicultural upbringing—she is half Japanese, half Russian-American, and was raised both in a Buddhist temple in Japan and in Northern California—Miya Ando combines metals, reflectivity, and light to create subtly beautiful metal canvases and sculpture. “Ultimately I am interested in the study of subtraction to the point of purity, simplicity and refinement,” she says of the quiet, abstract environments she creates. Burnishing and chemical treatment of the metal results in varied textures and degrees of sheen in her richly colored monochromatic metal sheets, which simultaneously evoke Mark Rothko paintings and landscapes. Striving to find a universal vocabulary, Ando says she relies on light and “a lot of vernacular that is inspired by nature.” Her interest in metal stems in part from a family tradition of swordsmithing. Notably, in 2011 she incorporated 30-foot pieces of steel that had fallen from the World Trade Center into two 9/11 memorial sculptures.

Miya Ando, ‘Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1’, 2016, San Francisco Cinematheque Benefit Auction
Miya Ando, ‘Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1’, 2016, San Francisco Cinematheque Benefit Auction
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About the work
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San Francisco Cinematheque Benefit Auction

Miya Ando’s subtle power rests in the pairing of traditional technique (honed in an apprenticeship …

Miya Ando’s subtle power rests in the pairing of traditional technique (honed in an apprenticeship at the Hattori Studio in Japan) with a modern minimalist edge. Ando’s works have been featured at the 56th Venice Biennale, and she is a recipient of the Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant.

Artist's Description: Ando’s …

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed on verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist
Miya Ando
American, b. 1978
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Drawing on her multicultural upbringing—she is half Japanese, half Russian-American, and was raised both in a Buddhist temple in Japan and in Northern California—Miya Ando combines metals, reflectivity, and light to create subtly beautiful metal canvases and sculpture. “Ultimately I am interested in the study of subtraction to the point of purity, simplicity and refinement,” she says of the quiet, abstract environments she creates. Burnishing and chemical treatment of the metal results in varied textures and degrees of sheen in her richly colored monochromatic metal sheets, which simultaneously evoke Mark Rothko paintings and landscapes. Striving to find a universal vocabulary, Ando says she relies on light and “a lot of vernacular that is inspired by nature.” Her interest in metal stems in part from a family tradition of swordsmithing. Notably, in 2011 she incorporated 30-foot pieces of steel that had fallen from the World Trade Center into two 9/11 memorial sculptures.

Miya Ando

Kintsugi (Repaired with Gold) Shou Sugi Ban (Charred Cedar Wood) 4.4.1, 2016

Charred wood, gold leaf, lacquer
48 × 48 × 2 in
121.9 × 121.9 × 5.1 cm
Bidding closed
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