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b. 1937, Japan

Takesada Matsutani Biography

Born in Osaka, Japan, 1937

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Lives and works in Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan

Takesada Matsutani Featured Artworks

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Puffed up-2 膨らみ-2 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniPuffed up-2 膨らみ-2, 2020Vinyl adhesive, graphite pencil, acrylic, on canvas and plywood
91.5 x 63 x 10.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Stream 99-5 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniStream 99-5, 1999Lithograph on paper
91 x 63 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Stream 78-1 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniStream 78-1, 1978Graphite pencil and turpentine on paper
81 x 119.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Kao by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniKao, 2011Vinyl adhesive, graphite powder, gouache and paper on wood
19 x 12.8 x 1.7 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Propagation 15-2 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniPropagation 15-2, 2015Vinyl adhesive, acrylic on canvas and plywood
146 x 114 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
A Visual Point-A by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniA Visual Point-A, 1965Acrylic, oil and vinyl adhesive on canvas
66.5 x 54.5 x 8.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Both Sides-2 by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniBoth Sides-2, 1971Oil on canvas
27.5 x 35 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Sky-B by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork
Takesada MatsutaniSky-B, 1972Acrylic on canvas
80 x 58 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery

Takesada Matsutani Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Takesada Matsutani, Takesada Matsutani at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Upcoming
29 October 2020–11 February 2021 Takesada Matsutani Hauser & Wirth, Hong KongHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Stronger Than Language at Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz
Closed
11 June–5 July 2020 Group Exhibition Stronger Than Language Hauser & Wirth, St. MoritzSt. Moritz
Contemporary art exhibition, Takesada Matsutani, Stream at Hauser & Wirth, Hong Kong
Closed
14 May–30 June 2020 Takesada Matsutani Stream Hauser & WirthOnline Only

Takesada Matsutani Represented By

Hauser & Wirth contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong, Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad, St. Moritz

Takesada Matsutani In Related Press

I Didn’t Go Home: Takesada Matsutani Related Press I Didn’t Go Home: Takesada Matsutani 1 February 2019, Mousse Magazine

Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses influences, materials, and trajectories with Takesada Matsutani, a second-generation Gutai protagonist. Throughout his career, Matsutani has continuously developed his voice and discovered new potentials to express the inner subjective dimension. Spanning five decades, Matsutani's work continuously redefined the...

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DROP IN TIME TAKESADA MATSUTANI Related Press DROP IN TIME TAKESADA MATSUTANI 1 February 2019, ArtAsiaPacific

It is easy to drive past the clutch of buildings that are Hauser & Wirth's rural outpost in Somerset. They are inconspicuous alongside similar farmsteads concealed in an agrarian landscape of steep inclines, only glimpsed through rare gaps in overwhelming hedgerows that enclose the road. The gallery's manicured buildings were previously barns...

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Takesada Matsutani on Glue and Gutai Related Press Takesada Matsutani on Glue and Gutai 15 August 2018, Elephant

Takesada Matsutani has been firmly implanted in France after decades of expatriation, and yet retains a distinctly Japanese sensibility to his experimental, gestural practice and exploration of unusual materials across evocative, fleshy paintings, drawings and sculptures. He came to France for a scholarship and he stayed for love, not art, he...

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The grand old man of the Gutai group: an interview with Takesada Matsutani Related Press The grand old man of the Gutai group: an interview with Takesada Matsutani 30 July 2016, Apollo

'It's important to allow your early work to continue to influence you,' says Takesada Matsutani (b. 1937), pointing to the paintings, drawings, and writings on the floors, pillars, and walls of his crammed studio, a former cabinet-maker's atelier in Paris's 11th arrondissement. Every surface of the artist's studio is covered in papers, electric...

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Takesada Matsutani In Video & Audio

Takesada Matsutani: drop in time Related Video & Audio Takesada Matsutani: drop in time 13 September 2018, Hauser & Wirth

In his Paris studio, Japanese-born artist Takesada Matsutani talks about how he came to join the Gutai Art Association in 1963, moved to Paris in 1966, and how vinyl adhesive glue and graphite have sustained a practice 'streaming into infinity'. Coming of age in postwar Japan, artist Takesada Matsutani found himself longing 'to make something...

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Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 1 Jul – 3 Sep 2017 Related Video & Audio Takesada Matsutani, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 1 Jul – 3 Sep 2017 17 August 2018, Hauser & Wirth

Takesada Matsutani talks about his life and work on the occasion of his first Los Angeles solo exhibition on view at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles from 1 July through 3 September 201

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