Kazuo Nakamura

Square Infinity

1964
In landscapes and more formal abstract compositions, Kazuo Nakamura explored patterning and systems to create refined, often understated paintings. In "Square Infinity", the regimented grid-like pattern of squares-within-squares is disturbed by shifting and layering, leading the eye to move around the visual plane. Nakamura's concern with structures and systems led him to go on to produce drawings and paintings inspired by mathematics.
Title
Square Infinity
Date
1964
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
127.1 x 111.9 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1965
Accession number
14764