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Red and White Space, No. 349

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Red and White Space, No. 349

22 x 32 3/4 in. (55.9 x 83.2 cm)

Funasaka Yoshisuke

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Serigraph and relief
Credit Line: The Charles Rand Penney Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery
Accession Number: 1975.196
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Collection: The Charles Rand Penney Collection

Funasaka Yoshisuke represents the first generation of Japanese artists whose training and careers began after the end of World War II. Over the decades, he has created more than a thousand prints. His work is characterized by an insistent, repetitive combination of objects and shapes with color in his search for the ultimate expression of abstraction.

Red and White Space, No. 349 is but one example of hundreds of prints in which Funasaka uses circular dots, vertical and horizontal lines, and color to create a background and foreground suggestive of three-dimensional space. The works in his Space series, like the closely-related group of multiples My Space My Dimension, have similar titles distinguished at times only by a serial number. According to the critic Lawrence Smith, Funasaka thus “dissuades his viewers from looking for explicit meaning. Instead they can concentrate on his world of pure form, an austere and even restricted world of familiar shapes which reveals great subtleties on close scrutiny.”

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