Semiha Berksoy


Frieze Masters LondonSpotlight G20Regents Park, London NW1 4LL
5 – 9 October 2016

Masaaki Yamada (1930-2010) produced a series of ritualistic and meditative paintings he called ‘work’ completed between 1949 and 1989. Vigo is proud to show an exceptional group of these works at Frieze Masters.  In December, there will be a solo show at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Tokyo from where the exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Modern Art in Kyoto.

In his work series, Yamada was determined to produce paintings on a continuum, the whole being a work in progress where one painting followed another, repetitive, ritualistic and meditative. This practice resulted in an accumulation of works, which give the unique impression of having occurred simultaneously.

selected works

Work C.48
Work C.352

Work C.48

1960Oil on canvas72.8 x 50 cm / 28 5/8 x 19 5/8 in

Work C.352

1968Oil on canvas100 x 73 cm / 39 3/8 x 28 3/4 in