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Oil on plywood
Art & Design Study Collection
On display: Second floor
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.
Student composed text panel:
James Asiata (New Zealander)
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.
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