Purchase Etudes 31 Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Kenji Nakayama Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.
"This body of work is called “Etudes” because it was a new challenging exercise for me—not unlike what musicians and composers do with etude works. I had a specific set of rules to work within, but I never knew how the series would develop. It organically evolved over time. This original piece and many others will be for sale at my upcoming exhibition opening April 18th at the Fourth Wall Project in Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the forty-nine experimental paintings that I created over the past several months. The series began with several rosettes created in the summer and fall of 2013, which might remind viewers of stained glass, mandalas, and hubcaps. The series transitions organically from circular-based works to more calligraphic compositions that meander from central points. The later works in the series take inspiration from Edo-era signage, which is defined by thick and heavy brushstrokes with round edges.