Tsuyoshi MaekawaExhibition

Tsuyoshi Maekawa

Dominique Lévy Gallery is pleased to present an intimate selection of the Japanese artist Tsuyoshi Maekawa’s paintings of the early 1960s. The seven paintings included in the exhibition were executed between 1962 and 1965, Maekawa’s first two years as a Gutai member. Jiro Yoshihara founded the Gutai group in 1954. In the beginning there were seventeen members of the group, and these artists came to be known as the first generation of Gutai. Later in the 1960s several other influential artists, including Maekawa, joined, and they have come to be known as the second-generation Gutai artists. Maekawa was born in Osaka in 1936. He took Yoshihara as his mentor in 1959 and participated in the 8th Gutai Exhibition that same year, finally becoming a group member in 1962. From that point until the group’s eventual dissolution, Maekawa exhibited his work at every Gutai event.

Selected Works

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  • Shiro no Uneri (A8)
    1962
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    63 3/4 x 101 3/4 inches (162 x 258.5 cm)
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  • Untitled (A33)
    1963
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    25 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches (65.5 x 52.2 cm)
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  • Untitled (A5)
    1963
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    23 13/16 x 28 1/2 inches (60.5 x 72.5 cm)
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  • Mannaka Tate no Blue (A18)
    1964
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    64 x 51 3/8 inches (162.5 x 130.5 cm)
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  • Untitled (A41)
    1965
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    25 7/8 x 20 3/4 inches (65.7 x 52.7 cm)
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  • Untitled (G S7)
    1963
    Oil and burlap on canvas
    20 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches (53 x 65 cm)
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  • Work (A37)
    1964
    Mixed media on canvas
    20 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches (52.7 x 64.8 cm)
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Selected Press

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.

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 …