Kiyohiko KomuraTwo Abstract Forms c. 1950

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Artist
Kiyohiko Komura (1899‑1969)
Title
Two Abstract Forms
Date c. 1950
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 238 x 238 mm support: 241 x 241 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Jacqui Brantjes and Daniel Pittack 2010
Reference
P13154
Not on display

Summary

This gelatin silver print depicts a pair of bent knees cut off from the legs to which they should be attached, floating against a pale background similar in colour to the skin of the knees. The image was created by underexposing the area surrounding the knees in a manner similar to solarisation. Much of Kiyohiko Komura’s work involved photographing specific parts of the human body and using darkroom techniques to transform these images into abstract formal arrangements of light and shadow.

Born in Nagoya in 1899, Kiyohiko Komura was an amateur photograph and worked for Todai Bank until the great Showa depression of 1929… (read more)

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