W . T. Yanagi


Yanagi is an Irish artist of American origin who creates meditative landscapes and "skyscapes" in a variety of water-based media.

For some years, his semi-abstract paintings were inspired by the outer landscape of sky, stars and planets. Since moving in 1998 to West Cork, however, he has become fascinated with the minutiae of life, colour and movement in the streams and pools adjacent to his house.

His work follows the tradition of American abstract painters such as Rothko, Newman and Motherwell, while insisting on notions of subject and place which his predecessors had attempted to banish.