Andromeda A4 62×46cm Jiro Takamatsu Silkscreen 35/98


The vibrant red background features intertwining blue and green lines forming intricate patterns.

The work seems to express energetic movement and deep emotion: the red colour symbolises passion and vitality, while the blue and green lines seem to represent a kind of calmness and stability.

These color contrasts and movements give the painting a visual resonance and vibration, strongly stirring the emotions of the viewer.

This work has the characteristics of Abstract Expressionism and has a direct impact on the viewer. The use of silkscreen printing technique highlights the fineness of the lines and the vividness of the colors, giving it a very dynamic impression.

Born in Tokyo in 1936. Real name is Shinpachiro.

1958 Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Tokyo University of the Arts

From 1961 to 1963, he exhibited at the Yomiuri Independent Exhibition.

In 1963, he formed the art group Hi Red Center with Genpei Akasegawa and Natsuyuki Nakanishi, and together with the Neo-Dada Organizers, became the core of the anti-art movement of the 1960s.

1965: First prize at the Shell Art Award Exhibition, and the Nagaoka Contemporary Art Museum Award at the Nagaoka Contemporary Art Museum Award Exhibition

1967: Received the Theadron Foundation Prize at the Paris Youth Biennale and the Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Prize

1968: Awarded the Minister of Education's Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists and the Carlo Cardazzo Prize at the Venice Biennale

1969: Ohara Art Appreciation, 6th Paris Youth Biennale Group Award

1972: Won the International Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Print Biennale

1974 British International Print Biennale, Bradford University Purchase Award

1980: Held the exhibition "Contemporary Artists 2: Jiro Takamatsu and Sadamasa Motonaga" at the National Museum of Art, Osaka

1986: Held the exhibition "Avant-Garde Art of Japan 1910-1970 " at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Died in 1998