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Kazuo Nakamura

Kazuo Nakamura

Kazuo Nakamura
Fall 2016 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 019

Kazuo Nakamura
CGP CSGA CSPWC P11 1926 - 2002 Canadian

Lakeside, Morning
oil on board
signed and dated 1960 and on verso signed, titled on the artist's label and dated
38 x 48 in  96.5 x 121.9cm

Private Collection, Toronto

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, The Mr. and Mrs. Jules Loeb Collection, September 1, 1970 - October 15, 1971, catalogue #35

A member of the celebrated group Painters Eleven, Kazuo Nakamura is most recognized for several series of paintings that defined his personal aesthetic which began in the 1950s and evolved throughout his career. While most of his closest contemporaries were creating lively abstract paintings featuring expressionist brush-strokes and bold colour, Nakamura’s approach was studied, near-monochromatic, quiet and meditative. His world view was inspired by scientific curiosity and a fascination with the patterns found in mathematical theory, patterns that become concrete and visible to those who take the time to observe them in nature. His various series include monochromatic "string" paintings, "block structure" images, a playful take on still life subjects and, in his last years, intellectually challenging compositions of lines and numbers. Lakeside, Morning is an outstanding example of Nakamura's landscape/abstractions of the 1960s. The subtle variations of light within the green and teal pigments and the enigmatic definition of hills, valleys and trees effect a rediscovery of this sublime image at each viewing.

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD

Sold For: $47,200.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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