This book is published on occasion with the exhibitions of same title held at the two National Museums of Modern Art in Tokyo and Kyoto.
This book comprises color plates of paintings from ‘Still life’, ‘Work’ and ‘Color’ series, essays by Sawayama Ryo, Saito Atsushi, Tanokura Koichi and Matsuura Hisao. As well as artist statement, artist biography, exhibition chronology, and list of works.
‘Since 2014, experts have conducted surveys of specific works, including scientific analysis of the technical aspects, while at the same time there are ongoing efforts to assess and interpret the enormous volume of production notes he left behind. The first comprehensive retrospective of his work, endless: The Paintings of Yamada Masaaki, held at the two National Museums of Modern Art in Tokyo and Kyoto, and this book published to accompany the exhibition, seek to present an overall picture of Yamada Masaaki’s work incorporating various insights obtained from these studies.’ —excerpted from book.