21/04/2023 - 04/06/2023

Contemporary - Painting

Maki Na Kamura

Tue-Sat: 10-6pm

Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist Maki Na Kamura.

Many critics highlight the competing polarities of Japanese and Western influences in her paintings, but the reality is more complex. Japanese art has long informed European painting. Na Kamura elaborates, “Hokusai compensated for his lack of knowledge of perspective with his pictorial inventions.

Sesshū built his pictorial space into the painting. Had Cézanne known about this, he would have been spared his labours.” Furthermore, Na Kamura does not categorise. She sees her works as both figurative and abstract and that these styles, often thought of as distinct, developed in tandem throughout the history of art.


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