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Artist

James Asiata

Nationality

New Zealander

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Date of Work

1996

Date of Work

1996

Medium

Oil on plywood

Signature

Lower Right

Height

24

Width

36

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

On display: Second floor

Location

Memorial Union

Artist Bio

James Asiata was a graduate student from New Zealand who attended UND in the 90s. His paintings utilize the styles of Abstract Expressionism with an emphasis on brush stroke and color.

Additional Information

Student composed text panel:

James Asiata (New Zealander)
Untitled, 1996
Oil on canvas
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations.

James Asiata is an artist from New Zealand that attended UND in the 1990s. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art in 1996. His paintings often reflect landscapes he has seen, and he uses thick, dramatic brushstrokes to emphasize details. Asiata’s style is reminiscent of the Abstract Expressionist movement, using gestural strokes to compose the scene, rather than precision.

This piece, like many of Asiata’s works, uses large brush strokes and abstract color. The dark curving paths and dark night contrast with the bright white snow to create an abstract but still once familiar scene from UND’s campus.

Snowy view of campus in the 90s.

Condition

excellent

Condition Notes

Images are provided for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced for commercial use. Images may be protected by artist copyright. A credit line is required to be used for any public non-commercial educational purpose. The credit line must include, “Image courtesy of the University of North Dakota.”

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