Tsuyoshi Maekawa - Lévy Gorvy

Tsuyoshi Maekawa

Tsuyoshi Maekawa

Tsuyoshi Maekawa (b. 1936) was a member of the Gutai Art Association, Japan’s most significant avant-garde collective of the postwar era, founded in 1954. He was included in the 8th Gutai Exhibition at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art in 1959, and became a protégé of the group’s founder, Jirō Yoshihara. The first solo exhibition of Maekawa’s work was held at the Gutai Pinacotheca in Osaka in November 1963. From that point until the group’s eventual dissolution following Yoshihara’s death in 1972, Maekawa was represented in every Gutai event.

Selected Works

  • Untitled (A33)
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    25 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches (65.5 x 52.2 cm)

  • Untitled (A5)
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    23 13/16 x 28 1/2 inches (60.5 x 72.5 cm)

  • Mannaka Tate no Blue (A18)
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    64 x 51 3/8 inches (162.5 x 130.5 cm)

  • Untitled (A41)
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    25 7/8 x 20 3/4 inches (65.7 x 52.7 cm)

  • Untitled (G S7)
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    20 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches (53 x 65 cm)



Selected Press

The Art Newspaper | Gutai's Spectacular Rise

June 1, 2017

After a show in Venice and sales in Paris a decade ago, US collectors started to take the post-war Japanese …

Art Versed | Gutai Revival: Tsuyoshi Maekawa’s Tactile Canvases at Saatchi SALON

April 13, 2017

The Gutai movement set about to embody human creativity in material form. With an emphasis on radical …

Neue Zurcher Zeitung | Tu, was keiner zuvor getan hat!

April 1, 2017

«Tsuyoshi» bedeutet «stark», «kräftig». Der 81-jährige japanische Künstler Tsuyoshi Maekawa …

Almost Essential | Art Consultant, Nico’s three shows not to be missed in March

March 1, 2017

The inaugural show 001 is a solo presentation in collaboration with Levy Gorvy of paintings by the celebrated …

artdaily | Saatchi Gallery launches new exhibition space

February 1, 2017

Lévy Gorvy will inaugurate SALON with an exhibition by Tsuyoshi Maekawa, opening on 24 February 2017.

Artlyst | Levy Gorvy Inaugurate SALON A New Commercial Collaboration At Saatchi Gallery

February 1, 2017

Philly Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery has launched a new venture which will work in collaboration …

Artnet | New Saatchi Gallery Space Launches With Lévy Gorvy Show

February 1, 2017

On February 24, London’s Saatchi Gallery will launch a new commercial space called SALON, dedicated …

The New York Times | Staging a Rescue From Obscurity

March 20, 2014

We live in what might be called the era of “no artist left behind.” It’s a period of sometimes …

Hyperallergic | Norio Imai and Tsuyoshi Maekawa’s New York Debuts: Outside Japan, the Enduring Lure of Gutai

March 15, 2014

In recent years, both within and outside Japan, interest in the post–World War II Gutai art movement …

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