Minotaur 12P (60.6 x 45.5cm) Made by Matabei Goto

¥907,500

This work is a fascinating painting created in 1992 by Matabei Goto, using mixed media techniques.

It is dedicated to the legendary creature called the Minotaur that appears in Greek mythology, and represents its mysterious and strange existence. In the center of the painting is a gigantic figure of the Minotaur, whose powerful and awe-inspiring presence looms over the viewer. The Minotaur is half-man, half-bull, and its face expresses the characteristics of a being of wisdom and power. His body is decorated with intricate patterns and detailed designs that emphasize his power and presence. This work by Matabei Goto stands at the intersection of myth and reality and represents an attempt to explore ancient mysteries and complex characters.

Paintings using mixed media techniques express stories with rich colors and textures, leaving a deep impression on the viewer.

 

1925 Born in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture

1943 Studied at Pacific Art School

1955 First solo exhibition at Yoseido Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo) , 56,57

1957 Solo exhibition at Hagurodo Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo) and Form Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo)

Solo exhibition at Gambs Gallery San Francisco

1958 Solo exhibition at Ichinomiya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Aichi), Petite Galerie NY , Central Gallery NY, Columbia State Museum of Art

Solo exhibitions at Form Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo) and Toyota Building Gallery (Nagoya)

1959 Solo exhibition “Paradise Lost” Form Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo), Invited work to the Houston Museum of Art

1960 Solo exhibition at Shinobazu Gallery (Tokyo) , 61, 62 , works invited to Mary Washington University, works invited to the American Watercolor Society Exhibition

1962 Invited works to Mary Washington University, works invited to the American Watercolor Society exhibition, works invited to the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society exhibition, solo exhibition at Nessler Gallery New York, solo exhibition at Raymond Burr Gallery Hollywood, exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, exhibited at the Washington Watercolor Society Exhibition ( * Rembrandt Special Award), Solo exhibition at Fine Gallery Chicago, Solo exhibition at Silver Gallery Santa Barbara

1963 Solo exhibition at Fujii Gallery (Tokyo), Solo exhibition at Imai Gallery (Kobe) , 65, 67

1964 Solo exhibition at Nichido Gallery (Nagoya) , 66 , Solo exhibition at Hiiragi Gallery (Tokyo)

1965 Exhibited at Shinobazu Gallery (Tokyo) "Circular Tableau" exhibition, Tokyo Bunka Gallery (Tokyo) New Works exhibition, Ginza Gallery (Tokyo) "Art Brake" exhibition

1966 Solo exhibition at Chugu Gallery (Osaka)

1967 Solo exhibition at Miyuki Gallery (Tokyo) , 68

1968 Solo exhibition at Yamagata Matsuzakaya (Yamagata)

1969 Solo exhibition at Isetan (Tokyo), Solo exhibition at Yamaki Bijutsu (Osaka) , 75, 77, 84

1970 Gallery Yamaki (Tokyo) “Exe Homo” Exhibition

" M. Goto Copperplate Print Collection" published by Galerie Dür

1971 Rose Gallery “Etching” Exhibition

1972 Rose Gallery "Human Love and Loneliness" Exhibition

Rose Gallery “World of Miniatures” Exhibition

1973: Rose Gallery “Neighbors and Unforgettable People” Exhibition

Rose Gallery “Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Watercolor Drawings” Exhibition

1974 Nichido Gallery (Nagoya) "Space" Exhibition * Submitted every year until the 10th exhibition in 1983

1975 Goto Matabei 1950-1975 Exhibition Yamaki Gallery ( Osaka )

1976 Solo exhibition at Rose Gallery , 77

“Goto Matabei Copperplate Print Collection” published by Nichido Gallery (Nagoya)

1978 Rose Gallery “Daily Bread for Us Today” Exhibition

1979 Rose Gallery "Serial War" Exhibition

1980 Rose Gallery “Series of Comedians” Exhibition

Illustration for Teizo Kikuchi's poetry collection "The Lonely Alien"

1982 Rose Gallery “The World of Matabei Goto” Exhibition

1984 Solo exhibition at Yamaki Art (Osaka)

1985 Rose Gallery "Ruzan - Encounter with Paper" Exhibition

1990 Memories Gallery (Nagoya) 5 -person contemporary art exhibition

1994 Rose Gallery New Works Exhibition “Hunter of Aporia”

1996 Rose Gallery / Gallery Rupo "Goto Matabei Hometown" Exhibition

2001 Rose Gallery “Beyond the Century” Exhibition

Died in 2002 at the age of 77

2003 Yamaki Art (Osaka) Matabei Goto Posthumous Works Exhibition

2008 Nichido Gallery (Nagoya) Matabei Goto Posthumous Exhibition

2012 Kiyosu City Haruhi Museum of Art (Aichi) Collection Exhibition

2020 Rose Gallery Reiwa Goto Matabei Exhibition

2022 Rose Gallery Goto Matabei Retrospective Exhibition