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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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      ©  Photo by   Michel Lunardelli

      © Photo by Michel Lunardelli

Takesada Matsutani is a Japanese painter, printmaker, and installation artist. As a member of the second generation group of avant-garde Gutai artists, Matsutani is best known for his techniques utilizing blown air into vinyl glue to produce bulbous ridges and forms in the surfaces of his works. Today, his works can be found in the collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, among others. Matsutani lives and works between Paris, France and Nishinomiya, Japan.


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