An image of Fulcrum G

TAKAYANAGI Yutaka

(Japan 1941 – )

Fulcrum G

Location
Not on display
Further information

Takayanagi is currently working alphabetically through his Fulcrum series, planning to complete through to Z. With this series he wants to express the important concept of 'ma', literally space or interval, which has been a consistent feature of Japanese aesthetics. 'Ma' is the poignantly silent pause in music or the arrested moment in Kabuki when the actor can most movingly express the spirit of his role. 'Ma' is the empty space in an ink landscape or piece of calligraphy; architecturally it is the linking corridor or verandah in a traditional Japanese building. 'Ma' is a significant, positive element in all these spheres - it provides the repose, the fluidity, the continuity - and the concept is crucial to the understanding of Japanese culture.

Takayanagi was born in Tokyo, completed Graduate School at the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music, and now resides in Kanagawa.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 92-93.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Heisei period 1989–
Year
1991
Media
Print
Medium
screenprint
Dimensions
63.0 x 63.0 cm image; 70.0 x 70.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Y. Takayanagi '91".

Credit
Gift of the artist 1993
Accession number
466.1993
Copyright
© TAKAYANAGI Yutaka