Night Flower I by Kenjilo Nanao

Night Flower I by Kenjilo Nanao

Night Flower I

Kenjilo Nanao

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Title

Night Flower I

 
Artist

Kenjilo Nanao

  1929 - 2013 (biography)
Year
1987  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
28 x 22" image and paper 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right image 
Edition Size
50 of 60  
Annotations
titled and editioned within image 
Reference
 
Paper
unidentified white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist (chop) 
Inventory ID
20678 
Price
$800.00 
Description

Kenji Nanao depicts a seed pod with a flower growing through a crack in the dark. It glows with light from an unknown source. It brings to mind Leonard Cohen's lyrics from 'Anthem': "Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything) / That's how the light gets in."

Nanao builds his luminous image on a printed black background and blue, printed tusche washes that shimmer over the surface like the milky way.

Kenji first became known for his delicate, surreal, and sometimes erotic lithographic still lifes with finely graded grounds of color, reminiscent of Japanese Shunga prints. Although lithography had been his medium of choice since his student days with Nathan Oliveira, in the early eighties he began to focus more attention on painting.

 

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