DOZOA, BLUE BLAST
oil on canvas
signed, titled, and inscribed "Vancouver #250" to the stretcher
36 ins x 34 ins; 91.4 cms x 86.4 cms
For a short time in the mid-1960s Tanabe was producing paintings focused on geometry and colour that featured “hard-edge design set against rivulets of poured colour or atmospheric washes, flat planes against passages of loose painterliness”.
While this work is not dated, it would seem to fit into this period of Tanabe’s oeuvre.
Roald Nasgaard, "Adventures in Abstraction," Takao Tanabe, Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver/Toronto, 2005, page 47, reproduced in colour.
Private Collection, Ontario