Takesada Matsutani


Takesada Matsutani

(born in 1937, Osaka, Japan )

 The act of repition to reinforce and expand accumulated energy is an establsihed method of creative endeavors. Matsutani incorporates elements of time and repetition to capture the dynamic motion of energy, magnifying its effect.

Sensuality for Matsutani reverberates in all things. He creates his own terrain, a matrix of energy that is a furtile landscape from which flow pure manifistations of life.

The silvery balckness of his surfaces are a palimpsest of references, of his years pressing ink into paper with copper plates as well as his studied engagement and reinvetion of the ink tradition in East Asia.  In his works, time and body interwire and are embodies in material, a bold assertion of slow in our world of velocity.

Exhibitions selected

Solo Exhibitions

2017 - Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

2016 - Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich

2015 - Currents, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, Japan

2015 - Hauser & Wirth New York, New York NY

2013 - Matsutani. Gutai Spirit Forever, Galerie Richard, NY

2012 - Matsutani ? Des années 60 à nos jours, Galerie Richard, Paris, France

2012 - Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010 - Galerie Faider, Brussels, Belgium

2010 - Matsutani Takesada. Stream, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan

Groupe exhibitions

2017 - In Black & White: Japanese Postwar Abstraction 1964-1976, W. Alexander, Brooklyn

2017 - La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition, ?Viva Arte Viva?, Venice, Italy

2017 - Meditative Minimalism: Confusion and Order, Sakurado Fine Arts, Tokyo

2017 - Gutai- Our spirit is Free, Aki Gallery,Taipei

2017 - 16 Artists of the Japanese Avant-Garde, 1958-1972, Galerie F. Hessler, Luxembourg

2016 - A Feverish Era in Japanes Art: Expressionism in the 1950?s and 1960?sBOZAR Centre for Fine Arts,  Brussels, Belgium

2016 - Circles in Motion, Sakurado Fine Arts, Tokyo

2016 - Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei

2015 - Nouvelle présentation des collections modernes (1905-1965)Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2014 -  Made in Japan, Centre de la Gravure et l?Image Imprimée, La Louvière, France

2013 - Gutai: Splendid Playground, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,  New York NY

2013 - Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA

2013  - Hors Frontières: Abstractions, Galerie Richard, Paris, France

2013 - Artists Of Postwar Japan, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Hyogo, Japan
2013 - Gutai: from G Collection, Gallery Toki No Wasuremono,  Tokyo, Japan

2012 -  Wind of Karuizawa: Japanese Contemporary Art 1950-2012, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Karuizawa, Japan

2011 - The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

2000 - Minoru Kano, sculpteur, et Takesada Matsutani, peintre, Embassy of Japan, Paris, France


Art fairs

2017 - Art Elysées, Galerie Fançoise Livinec, Paris

2017 - Aki Gallery, Art Taipei

2016 - Sakurado Fine Arts, Art Central

2015 - Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Art Basel, Hong Kong


Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Museum of Modern Art of Hyogo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Center of Contemporary Art, Osaka, Japan

Bibliothèque Royale of Bruxelles

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

City of Manchester Art Museum, England

Museums of Tokyo,Kyoto & Hyogo

Fujiki Hospital Collection, Miyazaki, Japan

City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Center for Engraving and The Printed Image, La Louvière, Belgium