Sunday, November 06, 2011

more goodness from the pompidou's recent acquisitions

"the japanese painter ryochi shigeta lived in paris from 1958-64, and theni boxton before returning to japan in 1966, and showing tokyo his first investigation on curved and cyindrical surfaces.
in 1969, masaomi unagami director of printing-ink manufacturers dainishi sieka sugested that he continue his researches on the two chimneys of his factory, and ryoichi shigeta thus shifted his focus from the decoration of traditional japanese pottery to industrial architecture. with his monumental motifs and the contrast of complimentary colours - orange and blue - he destructured the volumes of the chimneys. treated in this supergraphic manner, these became color signals in tokyo's industrial landscape."
museum wall label...

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