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Makiko Nakamura
B.1951
WHITE-C
signed and titled on the reverse
acrylic on canvas laid on board
183 by 183cm., 72 by 72in.
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Provenance

Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, where purchased by the present owner

Exhibited

Dublin, Farmleigh Gallery, Makiko Nakamura Paintings, 10 November - 10 December 2006

Catalogue Note

The present work belongs to a series Nakamura produced paying homage to Beckett in the centenary year of his birth. 'I was enamoured with reading Beckett, the beauty and fear of Beckett's repetition. The repetition swirls with subtle differences, sitting in his world makes me calm and makes my mind open.' (Makiko Nakamura, Farmleigh Gallery, exh. cat., 2006). The surface reflects the artist's methodical painting technique, built up in layers of paint, each applied over the armature of a grid and then sanded back. The grids that take shape are therefore not as ordered as they first appear, reflecting the imperfections and changes which take place through the process thus inviting further contemplation.

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