ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTING BY KASUGAI MASAYOSHI (b.1921, JAPAN)

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A large abstract expressionist action painting by Japanese artist Kasugai Masayoshi (b.1921).  The abstract composition is comprised of tan, black, and white splatter over a blue-gray field of handmade washi paper with touches of gold leaf throughout.  It is mounted on masonite with an off-white linen liner inside a silver frame.  Signed lower left.  Sight: 67"x 31", Frame 69.5"x33.5".  
From a private Rhode Island collection.

KASUGAI MASAYOSHI AKA MASAYOSHI KASUGAI (b.1921) was a master papermaker and artist who lived in the paper-making village of Obara in Aichi prefecture, Japan. In 1945, the artist Fuji Tatsukichi developed a process for making pictures through the use of various textured and colored paper materials, and this has become known as ‘Obara Washi Art’.  Mr. Kasugai in particular perfected special techniques for creating trees and landscapes by laying unmacerated strips of Kozo inner bark into a pulp background.

Details

Dimensions
33.5ʺW × 2ʺD × 60.5ʺH
Styles
Abstract Expressionism
Asian
Mid-Century Modern
Art Subjects
Abstract
Frame Type
Framed
Period
1950s
Place of Origin
Japan
Item Type
Vintage, Antique or Pre-owned
Materials
Masonite
Paint
Paper
Condition
Good Condition, Original Condition Unaltered, Some Imperfections
Color
Light Gray
Condition Notes
Small Area of Loss in Lower Right Quadrant, Otherwise Very Good Condition
Quantity Available – 1