Takesada Matsutani is a contemporary artist born in 1937 in Osaka, Japan.
He is currently living and working between Japan and France.

Matsutani has long combined two and three dimensional works on canvas, paper and in installations.

He creates bulges, bubbles and drips, using vinyl adhesive and covering the surfaces with repeated strokes of graphite pencil. Begin exploring:

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Bernard Dumerchez, 40 ans d’édition dans les Hauts-de-France. Group exhibition, Espace Saint Pierre des Minimes, Compiègne, Mar. 25 – Apr. 23, 2023.

Matsutani has long combined two and three dimensional works on canvas, paper and in installations.

He creates bulges, bubbles and drips, using vinyl adhesive and covering the surfaces with repeated strokes of graphite pencil. Begin exploring:
Takesada Matsutani is a Japanese painter, printmaker and installation artist. A member of the second generation of avant-garde Gutai artists, Matsutani is known for his iconic use of vinyl adhesive and graphite pencil, from bulbous sensual forms to monumental canvases of pencilled streams.
His works can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou and the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris, the National Museum of Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others. Matsutani lives and works between Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan. In 2015, he has launched the Shoen Foundation with his wife, Kate Van Houten.

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