Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama)
Japanese, born 1935
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Tadasky "Pushing Boundaries",
David Richard Gallery
2016
Altered States: A Psychedelic Legacy,
David Richard Gallery
2015
Re-Op: 'The Responsive Eye' Fifty Years After - Visual Perception Today,
David Richard Gallery

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.