Sadamasa Motonaga 元永 定正


Artist, Motonaga Sadamasa(1922-2011), representative of the post-war Japan of avant-garde art .
He participated in the avant-garde art group “ Group” in 1955 by the invitation of Jiro Yoshihara. He exhibited “Works (Water)”, featuring plastic bags filled with colored water hanging from tree branches. He also made presentations and showed performance work on stage with smoke. Beginning around 1958, inspired by the technique of “Tarashikomi” of Japanese painting, he painted works that took advantage of contingency which attracted attention. It led to the expansion of his international activities in conjunction with the Informel Movement in the West.