I. Gutai 1960 – 1967

Matsutani covers canvases with impressive and sensual organic volumes made of inflated vinyl adhesive. In 1963, he is invited to be a member of Gutai.

II. Hard Edge 1968 – 1978

In the 1970s, Matsutani experiments in printmaking and painting with clearly defined shapes, lines, and vivid colors on flat surfaces. These works span an immense scale from large to small.

III. Graphite 1976 – Present

From the 1980s, Matsutani focuses on black and white returning to vinyl adhesive volumes covered with graphite penciled strokes. Matsutani works in situ on large surfaces. The creative gesture becomes a performance.

Takesada Matsutani
Artist

Takesada Matsutani is a Japanese painter, printmaker, and installation artist. As a member of the second generation group of avant-garde Gutai artists, Matsutani is best known for his techniques utilizing blown air into vinyl glue to produce bulbous ridges and forms in the surfaces of his works. Today, his works can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others. Matsutani lives and works between Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan.

Takesada Matsutani
Artist

Takesada Matsutani is a Japanese painter, printmaker, and installation artist. As a member of the second generation group of avant-garde Gutai artists, Matsutani is best known for his techniques utilizing blown air into vinyl glue to produce bulbous ridges and forms in the surfaces of his works. Today, his works can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others. Matsutani lives and works between Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan.

I. Gutai 1960 – 1967

Matsutani covers canvases with impressive and sensual organic volumes made of inflated vinyl adhesive. In 1963, he is invited to be a member of Gutai.

II. Hard Edge 1968 – 1978

In the 1970s, Matsutani experiments in printmaking and painting with clearly defined shapes, lines, and vivid colors on flat surfaces. These works span an immense scale from large to small.

III. Graphite 1976 – Present

From the 1980s, Matsutani focuses on black and white returning to vinyl adhesive volumes covered with graphite penciled strokes. Matsutani works in situ on large surfaces. The creative gesture becomes a performance.

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