McCaffrey Fine Art is proud to present a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Tomoharu Murakami (b. 1938). This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York.
Though he works with oil paint and graphite on paper and canvas, Murakami’s working methods scarcely resemble traditional means of painting. His most representative works are black monochrome paintings in oil paint which he began making in 1961. Since the mid 1970’s his technique has been the application of hundreds of thousands of minute dots of pigment laid down on canvas, one on top of another, creating skin after skin. White monochrome works on paper are undertaken in the opposite manner, by subtraction. White paint and graphite are applied only to be worn away by countless precise strokes of a sharp point on the paper surface.