Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama)

Japanese, b. 1935

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Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama)

Japanese, b. 1935

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Exploding onto the New York art scene in the early 1960s, Tadasuke Kuwayama, known as Tadasky, was selling his Op art paintings to the Museum of Modern Art and architect Philip Johnson shortly after moving from Japan. Master of the circle, Tadasky worked almost exclusively in concentric rings on square canvases, producing seemingly infinite variations. By tweaking colors and widths, Tadasky caused color to appear to fluctuate, his circles to pop off of the canvas and into the viewer’s space.

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Exploding onto the New York art scene in the early 1960s, Tadasuke Kuwayama, known as Tadasky, was selling his Op art paintings to the Museum of Modern Art and architect Philip Johnson shortly after moving from Japan. Master of the circle, Tadasky worked almost exclusively in concentric rings on square canvases, producing seemingly infinite variations. By tweaking colors and widths, Tadasky caused color to appear to fluctuate, his circles to pop off of the canvas and into the viewer’s space.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)