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Nobuyuki Tanaka
Nobuyuki Tanaka

Nobuyuki Tanaka

Primordial Memories


192 Pages, 9.5 x 12

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $34.95 (US $34.95) (CA $46.95)

Publication Date: July 2019

ISBN 9783947563210

Rights: US & CA

DCV (Jul 2019)
Edition Cantz

Price: $34.95


In his extraordinary sculptures, Nobuyuki Tanaka combines a treatment of lacquer practiced for centuries in Japan with an organic language of form. An exceptional representative and pioneer of the use of lacquer in contemporary art, Tanaka uses the lacquer mostly in polished deep black, sometimes also in intense red, as a multi-layer coating for his large-scale sculptures. This exhibition catalog presents twenty unique wall and floor works created between 1994 and 2018. It is the first solo exhibition of Nobuyuki Tanaka's work in Europe.

Author Biography

Britta E. Buhlmann is Director of the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern. Nobuyuki Tanaka is an artist and sculptor who was born in Tokyo.