Untitled, 2017

Hong Kong 2017
canvas, acrylic
24.9 x 17.0 (厘米)
9.8 x 6.7 (吋)
Maria Taniguchi departs from the usual monolithic scale her works take on. In a smaller format, they offer a more intimate experience of the surface as subject matter. More pronounced now are the deliberate offsetting of the bricks in the work, as well as the occasional change in the brick pattern's orientation. In this sense, the nuances are more closely witnessed by the viewer, owing to the works' size. Hence, the work feels more like an object than a painting about a surface material.