GUTAI -from G Collection-
March 15 Fri. - March 30 Sat. 2013
Artists' Brief Biography
Sadaharu HORIO (1939-)
Born in Kobe. Continued artist activity energetically while working at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Exhibited continuously at Ashiya City Museum of Art and History from 1957, and at Kyoto Independants from 1964. Exhibited work in the 15th Gutai Exhibition in 1965. Became a member of Gutai in 1966 and stayed until its dissolution in 1972. Studied under Jiro YOSHIHARA in 1968. With the theme “matter of course”, holds over 100 exhibitions and performances during a year.
Takesada MATSUTANI (1937-)
Born in Osaka. Studied Japanese painting at Osaka City Kogei High School. Exhibited work at the 9th Gutai Exhibition. Became a Gutai member in 1963 and stayed until its dissolution in 1972. Received first prize, resulting in a grant from the the French government to go to France, at the 1st Mainichi Art Competition in 1966, and has been resident in France since then. Studied copper printing at Stanley William Hayter’s “Atelier17”, and later became his assistant. Established a silk screen printing studio at Montparnasse and continues to create works at Paris and Nishinomiya.
Kazuo SHIRAGA (1924-2008)
Born in Amagasaki. Graduated from the Department of Japanese painting, Kyoto Municipal School of Painting (presently, Kyoto City University of Arts) in 1948. Later changed to Western painting and studied at Osaka Municipal Institute of Art. Helped form the Zero-kai in 1952. Meeting Jiro YOSHIHARA through the Contemporary Art Panel, became a member of Gutai in 1955. From then on acted as one of the main members until Gutai’s dissolution in 1972. Recognized for Regional Cultural Merits by the Minister of Education in 1999. Entered the Buddhist priesthood at Enryakuji temple at Mt. Hiei in 1971.
Yasuo SUMI (1925-)
Born in Osaka. Graduated from the College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University. Encouraged by Shozo SHIMAMOTO, exhibited work at the 7th Ashiya Municipal Exhibition in 1954. In this exhibition gained acquaintance with Jiro YOSHIHARA, and received guidance from him. Became a member of Gutai in 1955 and later also became a member of the Artist Club which Taro OKAMOTO acted as the representative. Remained a member in both groups until their dissolution. Helped form the Artists’ Union in 1975. Continues to act as an action painter.
Motonao TAKASAKI (1923-)
Born in Kochi. Graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Tokyo Fine Arts School (presently, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) in 1949. Received the newcomer’s prize at the 4th Exhibition of the Modern Art Association of Japan in 1954, and became its member in 1957 (Withdrew in 1970). Became a member of Gutai in 1966, after sympathizing with works by Jiro YOSHIHARA, Kazuo SHIRAGA and Sadamasa MOTONAGA. Stayed until Gutai’s dissolution in 1972. Received the Kochi Prefecture Cultural Award in 1995 for promoting modern art by hosting groups such as the “Modern Art Laboratory” and the “Modern Art Experiment”.
Chiyu UEMAE (1920-)
Born in Kyoto. Taught himself Nanga (the Southern School of Chinese painting) in 1937, and later changed to Western painting. Studied under Jutaro KURODA in 1947. Impressed by Jiro YOSHIHARA’s work, helped form Gutai in 1954. Remained a member until its dissolution in 1972. Received the newcomer’s prize at the 7th Exhibition of Modern Art Association of Japan in 1957, and became a member in 1962 (Withdrew in 1971). Continues to act enthusiastically in a field of creative activity.
Jiro YOSHIHARA (1905-1972)
Born in Osaka. Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin Commercial College, and also held first solo exhibition at Asahi Hall in Osaka in 1928. Helped form Ninth Room Association in 1938. Became a member of Nika-kai in 1941. Helped form the Ashiya City Art Association in 1948 and became one of its leaders. Helped form the Contemporary Art Panel in 1952 and became one of its executive members. With young generation avant-garde artists’ trust in his hand, formed Gutai in 1954 and became its leader. Opened “Gutaipinakoteka”, the base gallery of Gutai in Nakanoshima, Osaka in 1962 and held solo exhibitions of Gutai members. Sudden death in 1972 lead to the dissolution of Gutai.
Atsuko TANAKA (1932-2005)
Born in Osaka. Left Kyoto Municipal College of Fine Arts (presently, Kyoto City University of Arts) in 1951. Studied at the Osaka Municipal Institute of Art. joined Zero-kai circa 1953-54. Became a member of Gutai in 1955 (Withdrew in 1965)."Atsuko Tanaka: Search for an Unknown Aesthetic, 1954-2000" was held at Ashiya Museum of Art & History and Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art in 2001. The "Atsuko Tanaka: Works from the Gutai Era" exhibition was held at Galerie im Taxispalais, Galarie des Landes Tirol in 2002. The "Atsuko Tanaka. The Art of Connecting" was held at Ikon Gallery, Espai d'art contemporani de Castello, and Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in 2011
Akira KANAYAMA (1924-2006)
Born in Osaka. Left Tama Art and Design School (presently, Tama Art University) in 1947. Studied at the Osaka Municipal Institute of Art untii 1959. Helped form the Zero-kai in 1952. Became a member of Gutai in 1955 (withdrew in 1965). The "AKIRA KANAYAMA" was held at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in 2007.
Tsuruko YAMAAZAKI (1925-)
Born in Ashiya. Graduated from Obayashi Sacred Heart School in 1948. Helped form the Gutai in 1954. Helped form the Artist's Union in 1975. The "Reflection: Tsuruko Yamazaki" was held at Ashiya City Museum of Art and History in 2004.
Keiko MORIUCHI (1943-)
Born in Osaka. Studied under Jiro YOSHIHARA in 1962. Left Osaka Shoin Women's University in 1964. Became a member of Gutai in 1968.
<GUTAI from G Collection> works list 2013.3.15[Fri] - 3.30[Sat]
* from G Collection
|1||Sadaharu HORIO||"Work"||1967||Acrylic on Cloth, Board||52.0×53.0×8.0cm||Signed|
|2||Sadaharu HORIO||"Work"||1967||Aluminium, Nails, Board, Cloth||Aluminium:
|3||Takesada MATSUTANI||"Paris '84"||1984||Pencil on Paper||66.0×50.2cm||Signed|
|4||Takesada MATSUTANI||"Work"||1999||Cloth, Pencil, Wood glue, Plywood, Torinoko paper, Blue cloth||162.2×47.0cm||Signed|
|5||Kazuo SHIRAGA||"Work"||1981.11||Oil on Canvas, Plywood||23.0×16.0cm||Signed|
|6||Kazuo SHIRAGA||"Work"||1981||Oil ink on Canvas cloth||41.0×41.0cm||Ed.2||Signed
|7||Yasuo SUMI||"Work"||Paint on Canvas||53.0×45.5cm||Signed
|8||Yasuo SUMI||"Work"||Paint on Canvas||95.3×57.3cm||Signed|
|9||Motonao TAKASAKI||"Apparatus"||1968||Vinyl chloride, Plywood, Paint||45.0×45.0×4.0cm||Signed|
||1972||Paint on Board||109.7×51.0×5.3cm||Signed|
|11||Chiyu UEMAE||"Work"||2001.5.8||Oil on Canvas||40.9×31.8cm
|18||Motonao TAKASAKI||"Apparatus"||1991||Card board, Resin, Plywood, Paint||90.0×90.0×7.0cm||Signed|
* from Toki-no-Wasuremono Collection
|12||Jiro YOSHIHARA||"White Circle on Black"||Cooperplate||Image size:
|13||Jiro YOSHIHARA||"Blue Circle on Red"||1971||silk screen||Image size:
|14||Jiro YOSHIHARA||"Circle"||1971||silk screen||Image size:
|15||Kazuo SHIRAGA||"Passionate Winner"||1988||silk screen||68.5×89.0cm||Ed.300||Signed|
|16||Kazuo SHIRAGA||"Sei"||silk screen||113.2×64.0cm||Ed.60||Signed|
|17||Takesada MATSUTANI||"Objet 10"||1973||silk screen||Image size:
*Included in [Sadaharu HORIO 1982]
|20||Sadaharu HORIO||"Work"||2003||Mixed media||37.8×26.8cm||Signed|
|21||Atsuko TANAKA||"Work"||2001||Crayon on Paper||34.5×28.3cm||Signed|
|22||Akira KANAYAMA||"Work"||Color pencil on Paper||15.0×10.5cm||Signed|
|23||Tsuruko YAMAZAKI||"Work"||Acrylic on Canvas||27.5×22.5cm||Signed|
|24||Keiko MORIUCHI||"Rivived Peach of Mt. Yu Jing"||Oil and Gold foil on Cardboard||27.3×24.5cm||Signed|
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