Kunié Sugiura at Leslie Tonkonow

The collaged canvases incorporating photography and blocks of solid coloured paint by Kunié Sigiura’s work on view at Leslie Tonkonow really speaks to Greenberg-Benjamin discourse of what is painting and art in the age of mechanical reproduction.  I especially appreciated the preliminary sketches and colour blocks works presented alongside the final paintings, as true insight into the labourous explorative techniques of these works created in the 1970s .

Visually, it reminded me of one Ian Wallace’s works, https://artjetset.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/ianwallaceatyvonlambert23.jpg

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