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Maria Farrar (1988 - )

Oil on canvas

2016

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Japan
    City: Tokyo
    Place: British Embassy
    A white cat sits motionless with its back to us. The sense of stillness is reinforced by Maria Farrar’s use of pale colours. Representative of the artist’s practice, the dream-like quality of Cat threatens to dissolve. This is symbolised by the calligraphic marks delineating the windows and balcony, evoking Farrar’s comparison of her approach to the development of written Kanji. The adoption of these Chinese logographic characters in the Japanese writing system has seen them become increasingly abstract over time.
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  • Details
    Title
    Cat
    Date
    2016
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 122 cm, width: 152.5 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Supplement Gallery, November 2016
    Inscription
    verso tc on canvas foldback: Maria Farrar
    Provenance
    Supplement Gallery, 2016 (purchase)
    GAC number
    18702