Sadamasa Motonaga, ‘Untitled’, 1992, Sculpture, Glazed ceramic, EHC Fine Art
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Sadamasa Motonaga

Untitled, 1992

Glazed ceramic
10 × 8 × 1 in
25.4 × 20.3 × 2.5 cm
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$3,500
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Shipping: $95 domestic, $195 rest of world
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Very rare ceramic by Gutai avant-garde artist Sadamasa Motonaga. Has a brilliant copper metallic …

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Sadamasa Motonaga
Japanese, 1922–2011
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Sadamasa Motonaga is an abstract painter best known for his involvement in the Gutai Group. Motonaga graduated from trade school; with aspirations to be a manga artist, he began to make figural and landscape works on canvas under the tutelage of painter Mankichi Hamabe. In 1952, he began to make abstract objects and paintings, which garnered him an invitation to join the Gutai exhibitions. One of his most famous works was a site-specific installation with pools of colored water suspended in vinyl tubes hanging from trees. From then, he experimented with water and smoke as ephemeral artistic materials. Inspired in part by tarashikomi techniques in traditional Japanese painting, he began to make paintings generated by chance, tilting canvases and pooling paint.

Sadamasa Motonaga, ‘Untitled’, 1992, Sculpture, Glazed ceramic, EHC Fine Art
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Very rare ceramic by Gutai avant-garde artist Sadamasa Motonaga. Has a brilliant copper metallic background giving this piece a very strong presence.

Medium
Signature
Signed in plate
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Sadamasa Motonaga
Japanese, 1922–2011
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Sadamasa Motonaga is an abstract painter best known for his involvement in the Gutai Group. Motonaga graduated from trade school; with aspirations to be a manga artist, he began to make figural and landscape works on canvas under the tutelage of painter Mankichi Hamabe. In 1952, he began to make abstract objects and paintings, which garnered him an invitation to join the Gutai exhibitions. One of his most famous works was a site-specific installation with pools of colored water suspended in vinyl tubes hanging from trees. From then, he experimented with water and smoke as ephemeral artistic materials. Inspired in part by tarashikomi techniques in traditional Japanese painting, he began to make paintings generated by chance, tilting canvases and pooling paint.

Sadamasa Motonaga

Untitled, 1992

Glazed ceramic
10 × 8 × 1 in
25.4 × 20.3 × 2.5 cm
.
$3,500
Ships from Washington, DC, US
Shipping: $95 domestic, $195 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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