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Shintaro Tanaka1940 - 2019

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Heliotrope 2008
title: Heliotrope 2008
size: 161.0x162.5 cm
medium: Oil on canvas
date: 2008 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Heat Shimmer in Nirvana or From Beyond the Womb
title: Heat Shimmer in Nirvana or From Beyond the Womb
size: 720 × 4765 × 545 mm
medium: acrylic paint on fiber reinforced plastics
date: 1992-93 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Room of Maria
title: Room of Maria
size: neon tube, steel
medium: neon tube, steel
date: 2014 / BankART1929, Yokohama
price: ASK
〇△□ ('Hou' 'Rin' 'Ritu)
title: 〇△□ ('Hou' 'Rin' 'Ritu)
size: 2900×2900×150(3点組)
medium: brass
date: 2001 / The National Museum of Art, Osaka / photo by Yoshio Shiratori
price: ASK
The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly Ⅱ
title: The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly Ⅱ
size: 1940×2600、900×2250×300
medium: acrylic, wood, aluminum
date: 1992-93 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Why is There No Shade in The Garden ?
title: Why is There No Shade in The Garden ?
size: 2800 × 1945、2380 × 350 × 220 mm
medium: acrylic on canvas, copper
date: 1986 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Yellow Lotus
title: Yellow Lotus
size: 2274 × 3643 × 960 mm
medium: acrylic paint on canvas, paints on wood and cloth, dyes on wood
date: 1990 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Magnolia
title: Magnolia
size: 2800 × 1945、430 × 300 × 250 mm
medium: acrylic on canvas, marble
date: 1986 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Gate of Waves, or the Flow of Blood
title: Gate of Waves, or the Flow of Blood
size: 1600 x 1900 x 100 mm
medium: fiber reinforced plastics with plywood, acrylic paints and bronze
date: 1999 / photo by Nacasa & Partners.Inc. / The Ritz-Carlton Nikko
price: sold
Sonata of Waves
title: Sonata of Waves
size: 720 × 4765 × 545 mm
medium: fiber reinforced plastics mixed with pigment, urethane resin and andesite
date: 1992-93 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Long Sonata
title: Long Sonata
size: 3650 x 300 x 1900 mm
medium: acrylic, plaster
date: 1988 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Birth
title: Birth
size: 1140 × 600 × 600 mm
medium: urethane resin on fiber reinforced plastic
date: 2001 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
Miracle
title: Miracle
size: 2610 × 800 × 800 mm
medium: brass
date: 1999 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
The○△□Tower and the Red Dragonfly
title: The○△□Tower and the Red Dragonfly
date: 2000 / The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
Music
title: Music
size: 2700 × 1600 × 800 mm
medium: piano, kettles, dolls, acrylic plate, chair
date: 1993 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum

  • Heliotrope 2008
  • 対岸の陽炎、あるいは⼦宮の彼⽅から
  • マリアの部屋
  • 〇△□ (〝萌〟〝凛〟〝律〟)
  • ⾵景は垂直にやってくるⅡ
  • 何故、その庭に翳りはないのか、
  • ⻩蓮
  • ⽊蓮
  • 波の門、あるいは垂血
  • 波のソナタ
  • 長いソナタ
  • 誕⽣
  • 奇跡
  • 〇△□の塔と赤とんぼ
  • ⾳楽
  • 田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
  • 田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
  • 田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
  • 田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
  • 田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
  • 田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景

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Shintaro Tanaka1940 - 2019

Tanaka was a leader of Japanese contemporary art from the 1960s, attracting attention at the Yomiuri Independent Exhibition and participating in the Neo Dadaism Organizers run by artists such as Genpei Akasegawa and Ushio Shinohara. The minimalistic expressions of his "Dots, Lines, Surfaces" unveiled in 1968 had a strong impact on not only the art world but designers such as Shiro Kuramata and architects, as well. Tanaka represented Japan at international exhibitions such as the Paris Biennale, the 10th Tokyo Biennale: Between Man and Matter, and the Venice Biennale. After a period of illness, he took up new expressive forms with "Vertical Landscapes." He also undertook many commissions, including those for Bridgestone, Faret Tachikawa, Echigo Tsumari, and the Sapporo Dome.

Biography
1940 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1958 Graduated from Hitachi Daiichi High School, Ibaraki
Moved to Tokyo to enter Research Institute of Form Western Painting
1976-77 Stayed in New York and Paris with grant of the overseas study program of the Agency of Cultural Affairs, Japan
2019 Passed away on August 23, at the age of 79.
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Solo Exhibitions
1965 “Card Series”, Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo
1968 “Point-Line-Plane”, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo (76, 80, 86, 91)
1993 “DELTA”, Galerie Tokoro, Tokyo
1999 “Shintaro Tanaka”, Gallery αM, Tokyo
2001 “Shintaro Tanaka: Canons of Fertile Expressions and Silence Meditation”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2014 かたちの発語展 BankART1929 Studio NYK / Kanagawa
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Group Exhibitions
1959,60,61,62,63 "11th Yomiuri lndiependent Exhibition" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art / Tokyo
1960 "2nd Neo-Dadaism-Independents Exhibition Organizers" Atelier Yoshimura / Tokyo
1963 "Room of absence exhibition" Uchishina Naiqua Gallery / Tokyo
1966 “Contemporary Trends in Japanese Painting and Sculptures”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / Kyoto
1967 “The 2nd Exhibition of Japanese Modern Sculpture”, Open-Air Sculpture Museum, Ube City, Yamaguchi
1969 "6th Paris Biennale" Musée d’Art Moderne de Ia Ville de Paris (awarded the Prize as the Group Bossot with Jiro Takamatsu, Nobuo Sekine, Katsuhiko Narita) / France
1970 The 10th "Tokyo Biennale", Tokyo Metropolitan Museum/ Tokyo
1971 The 11th “São Paulo Biennale" / Brazil
1972 The 36th "Venice Biennale" / Italy
1975 The13e Biënnale Middelheim" Kunsthistorische Musea Openluchtmuseum voor beeldhouwkunst Middelheim / Antwerp / Belgium
1977 "Japanese Beauty: The Color and Form" The National Museum of Art, Osaka / Osaka
1981 "The 1960’s: Decade of Change in Contemporary Japanese Art" The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto / Tokyo, Kyoto
1988 "Olympiad of Art" Olympic Sculpture Park / Seoul
1990 "Minimal Art" The National Museum of Art, Osaka / Osaka
1997 "Japanese Summer 1960- 64" Art Tower Mito, Contemporary Art Center / Ibaraki
2000 "Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale" / Niigata (03)
2014 “Neo Dada New Works 2013-2014” Gallery 58 / Tokyo
2016"KENPOKU ART2016" / Ibaraki

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Collection / Public Art
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / National Museum of Art, Osaka / Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum / Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki / Sezon Museum of Modern Art / Artizon Museum / Kobe City / Asahikawa City / Nagano City among others.
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Heliotrope 2008
title: Heliotrope 2008
size: 161.0x162.5 cm
medium: Oil on canvas
date: 2008 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
対岸の陽炎、あるいは⼦宮の彼⽅から
title: Heat Shimmer in Nirvana or From Beyond the Womb
size: 720 × 4765 × 545 mm
medium: acrylic paint on fiber reinforced plastics
date: 1992-93 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
マリアの部屋
title: Room of Maria
size: neon tube, steel
medium: neon tube, steel
date: 2014 / BankART1929, Yokohama
price: ASK
〇△□ (〝萌〟〝凛〟〝律〟)
title: 〇△□ ('Hou' 'Rin' 'Ritu)
size: 2900×2900×150(3点組)
medium: brass
date: 2001 / The National Museum of Art, Osaka / photo by Yoshio Shiratori
price: ASK
⾵景は垂直にやってくるⅡ
title: The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly Ⅱ
size: 1940×2600、900×2250×300
medium: acrylic, wood, aluminum
date: 1992-93 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
何故、その庭に翳りはないのか、
title: Why is There No Shade in The Garden ?
size: 2800 × 1945、2380 × 350 × 220 mm
medium: acrylic on canvas, copper
date: 1986 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
⻩蓮
title: Yellow Lotus
size: 2274 × 3643 × 960 mm
medium: acrylic paint on canvas, paints on wood and cloth, dyes on wood
date: 1990 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
⽊蓮
title: Magnolia
size: 2800 × 1945、430 × 300 × 250 mm
medium: acrylic on canvas, marble
date: 1986 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
波の門、あるいは垂血
title: Gate of Waves, or the Flow of Blood
size: 1600 x 1900 x 100 mm
medium: fiber reinforced plastics with plywood, acrylic paints and bronze
date: 1999 / photo by Nacasa & Partners.Inc. / The Ritz-Carlton Nikko
price: sold
波のソナタ
title: Sonata of Waves
size: 720 × 4765 × 545 mm
medium: fiber reinforced plastics mixed with pigment, urethane resin and andesite
date: 1992-93 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
長いソナタ
title: Long Sonata
size: 3650 x 300 x 1900 mm
medium: acrylic, plaster
date: 1988 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
誕⽣
title: Birth
size: 1140 × 600 × 600 mm
medium: urethane resin on fiber reinforced plastic
date: 2001 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
奇跡
title: Miracle
size: 2610 × 800 × 800 mm
medium: brass
date: 1999 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
〇△□の塔と赤とんぼ
title: The○△□Tower and the Red Dragonfly
date: 2000 / The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
⾳楽
title: Music
size: 2700 × 1600 × 800 mm
medium: piano, kettles, dolls, acrylic plate, chair
date: 1993 / photo by YuichiroTamura / courtesy of Ichihara Lakeside Museum
price: ASK
田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum
田中信太郎展「風景は垂直にやってくる」展示風景
title: The installation view of solo show : The Landscape Veers Perpendicularly
date: 2020 / photo by YuichiroTamura / venue : Ichihara Lakeside Museum

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