Masami Takayama
Wako Takayama
Foreword by David L. Witt

For an abstractionist artist born in Japan, moving to Taos after ten years in Los Angeles was routine in a place where the unusual is common. The artistic value of Michio Takayama’s work has held up over time for a number of reasons, but an important one is a level of contrast built into many of the paintings, perhaps a kind of yin and yang. At the same time that color fields of yellow, red, or gray depict a kind of ethereal serenity, they also fairly burst with energy. This is no small accomplishment, but a technical—and spiritual—mastery achieved by only our finest artists.

Excerpted from an essay by David L. Witt, Former Curator The Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico

ISBN: 0-9762523-1-7
Trim Size: 12" x 10.5"
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 82 pages
Image Count: 27 color plates
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Published by the Chicago Institute and Fresco Fine Art Publications in conjuction with “Michio Takayama: A Retrospective” at the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico