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Core Pink

© the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

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'Core Pink' addresses us primarily in terms of proportion and colour. A band of deep pink seems to hover in front of two bands of brown. Shiraishi's works can be thought of as developments of the 'hard-edge' strand of geometric abstraction, seen in the work of painters such as Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly. There is a sharp division between the three colours, and although there is little sense of depth, Shiraishi plays with space by allowing the deep pink to seem to stand further forward.

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oil on canvas


H 152 x W 137.5 cm

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purchased from Annely Juda Fine Art, 1997

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