Art Fairs

Art Brussels - 2017

21.04.2017 - 23.04.2017
Tour & Taxis, Brussels21.04.2017
Art Brussels - 2017
Untitled, Michel Mouffe, 2015 Mixed media on canvas 70 x 70 cm
Ryuji Tanaka was an artist who was involved in two avant-garde groups that were indispensable to post-war Japanese art. From 1948-51, he was the founding member of the Pan-Real Art Association, known for their revitalization of the conventionalized aesthetics of nihon-ga, a counterpart to yo-ga, ‘Western-style painting’. Tanaka’s works from this early period are figurative, but already reveal his choice of natural pigments and minerals dissolved in animal glue. While these paintings are noteworthy, Tanaka’s non-figurative work is most worthy of REDISCOVERY. Beginning in the 1960s, Tanaka set his sights on abstraction and evolved a unique style with a large, hard plane of colour made of a thick heap of natural traditional mineral pigments in the centre of his paintings.

For the Prime section we envisioned Belgian artists Michel Mouffe, Angel Vergara, Ann Veronica Janssens, Renato Nicolodi, Lucia Bru.


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