Tsuyoshi Maekawa was a member of the Gutai Art Association, a Japanese avant-garde group that was formed after the Second World War in 1954. Gutai, which literally means “concrete”, was formed to raise awareness that art is a manifestation of spiritual freedom. And this freedom is evident in Maekawa’s abstract paintings. His paintings consist of drips and splashes of paint, which reminds me of action paintings. To add texture and dimension, the artist adds burlap or hessian fabric, a woven fabric usually made from skin of the jute plant.
The pieces collected here are included in an ongoing show titled I Love Taiwan (Part 3) at Whitestone Gallery, in Taipei.
You can view more of his works on Artsy.
Tsuyoshi Maekawa是日本具體美術館協會(Gutai Art Association)的成員，這個協會是1954年第二次世界大戰後成立的前衛主義，Gutai日文的意思是”具體”，協會是為了提升藝術是精神自由的表現意識而成立的，這個“自由”在Maekawa的抽象畫中是很明顯的，他的畫作中同時有水滴樣式和飛濺的油漆，讓我聯想到行動繪畫藝術。為了增加質感和維度，藝術家在畫布上貼上了粗麻布，然後在上面刷油漆，粗麻布是一種織物通常由黃麻皮做的。
Untitled 141258 (1999), Oil, burlap on canvas, 230 x 185 cm
Untitled (1999), Oil, burlap on canvas, 230 x 185 cm
Nanameni (1963), Oil, burlap on canvas, 162.1 x 130.3