Grey and Red (2)

Yuko Shiraishi (1956 - )

Oil on canvas


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  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection

    "Grey and Red (2)" addresses us primarily in terms of proportion and colour. Yuko Shiraishi's works can be thought of as developments of the "hard-edge" strand of geometric abstraction, seen in the work of American painters such as Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly. There is a sharp division between the two colours, and although there is little sense of depth, Shiraishi plays with space by allowing the lighter colour to apparently recede while the stronger colours stands forward. A sense of depth is also created by the textured surface of the work.

  • About the artist
    Yuko Shiraishi was born in Tokyo. She lived in Vancouver, Canada between 1974 and 1976 before moving to England to study at the Chelsea School of Art in London from 1978–1982. Since 1980, she has exhibited frequently, both in London and overseas, including at Annely Juda Fine Art, London; Shigeru Yokota Gallery, Tokyo; and the Gallery Kasahara, Osaka. Her work is represented in numerous public collections around the world including the British Museum and The National Museum of Art, Osaka. She lives and works in London. Major public commissions of her work include a mural for the reception of the BBC Media Centre in White City in 2004, and an interior colour scheme for Nigata Hospital in Nigata, Japan.
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    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Grey and Red (2)
    Oil on canvas
    height: 91.50 cm, width: 81.50 cm
    Purchased from Annely Juda Fine Art, November 1997
    verso T: YOKO SHIRAISHI / GREY AND RED (2) / 1994
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