松田豊 松田豊

松田豊

松田豊
松田豊

具体美術協会へは1967年に加入。後期具体を代表する作家であり、会員内では最年少であった。日本人としては数少ないキネティック・アーティストである。モノトーンを中心としたシンプルな色使いや形状は、理知的でありながらも不思議な安らぎとエレガンスを同時に体現している。モーターなどの仕掛けが創り出すメカニカルなサウンドは観る者に律動を感じさせ、1960〜70年代当時は来るべきテクノロジーの時代をあたかも予言しているようであった。1984年には大阪・難波に美術教室『文星道場・ギャラリーDo』を開設し、幅広い教育活動も展開した。

ARTWORKS

IMAGES

BYU-PA, 1976
PATTERN-line 88, 1988
1998
Untitled, 1988
Untitled 50-B, 1996
Untitled

BIOGRAPHY

1942
Born in Sumiyoshi district, Osaka.
1963
Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Naniwa College (later renamed to Osaka University of Arts Junior College). Matsuda often showed his Kinetic artworks, at the gallery Ano where was located in the neighborhood of the Gutai Pinacotheca. In this year, Matsuda met Jiro Yoshihara.
1964
Solo Exhibition was held at gallery Ano.
1966
At the 19th Ashiya City Art Exhibition (Ashiya Civic Center), Matsuda received the mayor award. He also received an honorable mention at the 10th Shell Art Competition (Shirakiya, Tokyo). In the same year, his work was included in the 17th Gutai Art Exhibition (Takashimaya Department Store 8th Floor Hall, Yokohama). Hereafter, Matsuda involved his work in the consequence Gutai Art Exhibitions until the break-up of the group.
1967
Exhibition New Face of Gutai (held at the Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka). Received second prize at the 2nd Mainichi Art Competition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art). Became a member of the Gutai group. (remained until dissolution of the group).
1968
Received the Nagaoka Museum of Contemporary Art Prize at the 8th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum). Married Masako Okamoto who was Matsuda's classmate from Naniwa College. Received a board of Education Award at the 21st Ashiya City Art Exhibition (Ashiya Civic Center). Became a member of Ashiya City Art Association.
1970
Participated in the Japan Expo' 70 for the Gutai's collective installation Garden on Garden and the Gutai Group Exhibition (Midorikan Entrance Hall).
1972
The Gutai group disbanded. From then, Matsuda began making kinetic artworks with more complexity.
1982
Solo Exhibition was held at Atelier Nishinomiya.
1984
Founded Bunsei Dojo: Gallery Do (Namba, Osaka). The facility had an art class and tutoring class in addition to a gallery space.
1986
Became a member of the Sculpture Session of the Sakai Art Association.
1987
Became a member of the Osaka Sculpture Council.
1988
Solo Exhibition World of Yutaka Matsuda: Part I,II,III (Gallery Do)
1989
Received a prize for excellence at the '89 IBM Picture and Illustration Concour (ABC gallery, Osaka) and the Best Work prize at the Exhibition of Wakayama Grand Prix of Western Painting 100.
1990
Received a prize for excellence at the 12th Exhibition of Modern Best Art in 1990. (Emba Museum of Chinese Modern Art).
1991
Solo Exhibition Yutaka Matsuda: Kinetic Art Exhibition (ABC gallery)
1998
Suddenly died due to liver cancer.
2004
Exhibition Gutai Retrospective: 50 years Anniversary (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art)
2012
Exhibition Gutai: The Spirit of an Era (The National Art Center, Tokyo).
2013
Exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Guggenheim Museum (NewYork).

 

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