Whitestone Gallery Taipei is pleased to announce the opening of “The Strength of Matter: Tsuyoshi Maekawa Solo Exhibition“, his first solo exhibition in Taiwan.

The oeuvres of Maekawa show unlimited flexibility: patterns of lines and colors full of juxtapositions and superpositions, transgressive power throwing the original vitality of material into relief. In a sense, we perceive his work as cutting-edge of ‘sculptural-painting’ or ‘tableaux-like sculpture’.

The exhibition will feature the works from the early 1960s to the recent past, its materials cover the broad range from burlap, vinyl leather to cotton cloth, making it a precious chance to experience a comprehensive view of the life achievement of this great artist.

Taipei Neihu


1F, No.1, Jihu Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City, 114, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Tel: +886 2 8751 1185

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Monday

More Info


Maekawa uses burlap as a main material on his creation throughout his career: burlap becomes almost a synonym of the artist to the extent that it comes first in our mind whenever referring to Tsuyoshi Maekawa. Before Maekawa's appearance, there are a few artists who also use burlaps, such as Joan Miró and Alberto Burri in the history of art, but Maekawa is the first one who shows his lifelong persistence in its materiality. Not only attaching and sewing burlaps with three-dimensional expression on canvas, Maekawa always gives a coloring with oil on the surface; it is a testimony of the artist's stir persistence to the tableaux regardless of his pursuit for undulating effect. Alongside with Shuji Mukai and Takesada Matsutani, Maekawa is the representative figure from Gutai's second generation. After dissolution of Gutai, Maekawa never stops to be full of creative activities including many exhibitions in overseas.
Need Support?
If you're interested in an artwork, we can assist you.


If you chose to subscribe to our newsletter, you will receive the latest news and exclusive offers by email.