As a founding member of the Japanese post-war avant-garde group Gutai Art Association, Shozo Shimamoto pioneered action painting and performance art in Japan. The artist is known for filling glass and plastic bottles and throwing them against canvases, resulting in striking splashes of paint across the canvas. One time he even threw paint out of a helicopter! For his smaller works, the artist would throw paint all over the canvas and then cut it into pieces. His splatter art was sometimes made in front of an audience. Like Jackson Pollock’s works, Shimamoto’s paintings breathe life and hint at movement that never seem to cease.
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