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Takesada Matsutani: A Matrix

Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 61 color / 49 bw. | 2/28/2014 | Out of stock
ISBN 9783037643372 | $59.95



Takesada Matsutani

Hbk, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 236 pgs / 123 color / 102 bw. | 8/20/2019 | In stock
ISBN 9783906915357 | $50.00



Takesada MatsutaniTakesada Matsutani

Published by Centre Pompidou/Hauser & Wirth Publishers.
Preface by Bernard Blistène, Serge Lasvignes. Text by Christine Macel, Valérie Douniaux, Yves Peyré, Toshio Yamanashi, Christopher Stephens, Isabelle Charrier, Leo Stephen Torgoff, Jennifer K. Dick.

An elegantly designed, career-spanning book on Gutai artist Takesada Matsutani, whose paintings unite organic and avant-garde aesthetics

Accompanying a major survey on Japanese-born, Paris-based artist Takesada Matsutani (born 1937) at the Centre Pompidou, this volume reproduces works from 1958 to 2019.

In the late 1950s, Matsutani combined classic nihonga painting with surrealist influences, before evolving toward informal abstraction, and a decidedly Gutaï style. Matsutani was accepted into the Gutai group in 1963 by its founder, Jiro Yoshihara, who was attracted to his abstract paintings with their surfaces covered with gaping blisters obtained from a process of his own invention using vinyl adhesive. He thus commenced a dialogue with organic matter, the foundation of his future work. In 1966, he moved to France where he rediscovered a spiritual approach influenced by Shintoism and Buddhism.

In 1977 The Streams series began, using broad strips of paper, graphite and sumi ink. It was not until 2015 that color played a key role in his work again, with unusual tondo formats.

Opening with an introduction from Centre Pompidou Director Bernard Blistène and President Serge Lasvignes, the book continues with an essay by the museum's Chief Curator Christine Macel. Valérie Douniaux, who has been working with the artist's archives since 2014, surveys the Stream works. Writer Yves Peyré offers a poetic view of the artist's work in relation to Japanese traditions. Finally, Toshio Yamanashi, Director of the Osaka National Museum of Art, contributes an essay focusing on the main themes of Matsutani's work.



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Takesada Matsutani: A MatrixTakesada Matsutani: A Matrix

Published by JRP|Ringier.
Edited by Kate van Houten, Midori Nishizawa. Text by Kate van Houten, Sawako Inaniwa, Tsutomu Mizusawa, Midori Nishizawa, Ming Tiampo.

Japanese painter and performer Takesada Matsutani (born 1937) was a key member of the Gutai Art Association (1954–1972), Japan’s innovative art collective of the postwar era. This comprehensive monograph gathers together rare archival photographs and an interview with the artist.

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JRP|Ringier

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Hardcover, 8.25 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 61 color / 49 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 181   

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