Kazuo Shiraga Exhibition

Fergus McCaffrey, Tokyo

poster for Kazuo Shiraga Exhibition
[Image: Kazuo Shiraga, Fuma 1996, Oil on canvas, 76 3/8 x 102 inches (194 x 259.1 cm) © The Estate of Kazuo Shiraga]

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Kazuo Shiraga emerged as one of the most prominent members of the Japanese avant-garde group Gutai with his innovative painting practice, begun in 1954, in which the artist used his feet to paint powerful and energetic abstract forms. Setting a canvas on the floor of his studio, Shiraga suspended his body from a rope hung from the ceiling and applied dynamic, gestural strokes over the canvas’ surface. The artist continued to paint in this manner for the majority of his career, developing an entirely new form while engaging historical techniques of painting with the body rather than with brushes. This exhibition marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in the city in over a decade.



from March 23, 2019 to May 18, 2019
Open from April 30th to May 4th. Closed on April 28th, 29th, May 5th and 6th.

Opening Reception on 2019-03-23 from 18:00 to 20:00


Kazuo Shiraga



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