97 IMPORTANT IRISH ART MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 6PM 71 Makiko Nakamura (b.1951) TRANQUIL, 2003 oil on canvas; (unfamed) signed, titled and dated [23 January] on reverse 18 by 18in. (45.7 by 45.7cm) Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist by the present owner Born in Gifu, Japan, Makiko Nakamura studied art in Kyoto and Nagoya. She worked initially in film editing before concentrating on painting. In 1996 she moved to Paris, where she studied print-making at Atelier Contre Point and the following year took up a residency at Cite International Des Arts. From 1997- 98 she was artist in residence in the fine art department, University of Pennsylvania. In 1999, attracted by the prospect of visiting the home town of Samuel Beckett, whose writings have greatly influenced her work, Nakamura came to Dublin. Since then she has had solo exhibitions at the Fenderesky Gallery, Belfast, Peppercanister Gallery, Ashford Gallery at the RHA and Taylor Gallery, Dublin. Aidan Dunne has written of her work: “The smoky, burnished, metallic surfaces of her paintings bear traces of overall grid patterns and other methodical markings, half there, half already gone. The absolute precision of her method and the sureness of her instinct, plus the sombre presence of her work, mark her out as an artist of exceptional quality”. €1,000-€1,500 (£850-£1,270 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot71