Takesada Matsutani is a contemporary Japanese mixed media artist. He was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1937, and currently he lives and works in Paris. He studied in 1954 traditional painting at the Ôsaka Municipal High School of Crafts Arts, suffering of tubercolosis he was obligated to abandon the school, but continued to study Japanese painting on his own. In 1957 he presented his works at the 8th Nishinomiya Art Exhibition. He was an active member of the Gutai group from 1963 to its dissolution in 1972. His well-known works involve techniques of blowing a gust of air into a puddle of vinyl wood glue, creating bulges, bubbles, and drips, then covered by strokes of graphite pencil. Matsutani’s works are represented in a large number of prestigious art museums and collections in all the Globe

Takesada Matsutani
Takesada Matsutani
Osaka, 1937

Past Exhibitions

Takesada Matsutani: Drop in Time

Hauser & Wirth Somerset
29/09/2018 — 01/01/2019

Takesada Matsutani

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
19/03/2016 — 21/05/2016

Solo Shows


“Solo Show “,Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland


“Currents”,Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, Japan

“Solo Show”, Hauser & Wirth New York, New York NY


“Matsutani. Gutai Spirit Forever”, Galerie Richard, New York

“Takesada Matsutani. A Matrix”, Hauser & Wirth, London, UK

Group Shows


“Viva Arte Viva”58th Venice Biennale, Venice Italy


MADE IN JAPAN”, Cultural Centre Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium

“A Feverish Era in Japanes Art: Expressionism in the 1950’s and 1960’s”, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

“Splotch”, Sperone Westwater, New York

“Painting Into Three Dimensions”, Galerie Richard, New York

“A Taste of Gutai: Lito and Kim Camacho Collection”, Ayala Museum, Makati, Philippines

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Osaka Country of birth: Japan Date of birth: 1937 Lives in: Paris, France