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Tadasky Tadasky G4 Acrylic on canvas 1975 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery

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- Acrylic on canvas , 1975
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Throughout Tadasky’s career, the circle has been his primary subject as he explored numerous approaches to painting and applying color to canvas. In addition to circles comprised of perfectly and colorfully painted stripes, Tadasky has painted his famous stripes on narrow rectangular and large triangular-shaped canvases, but he always returned to the circular compositions. His paintings from the 1960s were complex, hard-edged circular stripes of bright colors that created pulsating and vibrating optical effects. Later the edges of the circles became broken and uneven, more painterly and less defined. Later still, the circles themselves became more atmospheric, diffuse and ethereal. Since 2007, Tadasky has reintroduced optical effects by infusing his atmospheric circles with brightly colored drips of paint that activate the surface and create a three-dimensional illusion as though the circles bulge out of the picture plane. As Donald Kuspit noted, the circles are pure modern abstractions, yet the combination of the brightly colored concentric rings centered in the square canvas is reminiscent of mandalas, invoking a spiritual connotation; a Zen sensibility.

Tadasky, born Tadasuke Kuwayama in Nagoya, Japan in 1935 has lived and worked in New York since 1961. He had numerous solo exhibitions at both the Kootz Gallery and legendary Fischbach Gallery in New York. His paintings were included in the seminal Op art exhibitions, The Responsive Eye, 1965, MoMA, NY and Kinetic and Optical Art Today, 1965, Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY, as well as more than 35 other group exhibitions. Most recently, his paintings have been included in Optic Art: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, 2007, Columbus Museum of Art, curated by Joe Houston. Tadasky’s work is included in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY; Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Museum Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka, Japan; Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan, among others.
 

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The Eye of the Beholder Tadasky
Santa Fe New Mexican
Pasatiempo, 08/24/2018
Michael Abatemarco


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Geometric Obsession - American School 1965-2015
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, 10/16/2015
Curator: Robert C. Morgan

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Tadasky Tadasky G4 Acrylic on canvas 1975 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery G4
Acrylic on canvas   1975
60 x 60 in
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Tadasky Tadasky E 142 Acrylic on canvas 1969 34 x 34 at David Richard Gallery E 142
Acrylic on canvas   1969
34 x 34 in
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Tadasky Tadasky E 146 Acrylic on canvas 1970 59 x 59 at David Richard Gallery E 146
Acrylic on canvas   1970
59 x 59 in
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Tadasky Tadasky E134 Acrylic on canvas 1970 47 x 47 at David Richard Gallery E134
Acrylic on canvas   1970
47 x 47 in
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Tadasky Tadasky G103 Acrylic on canvas 1975 50 x 50 at David Richard Gallery G103
Acrylic on canvas   1975
50 x 50 in
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Tadasky Tadasky J16 Acrylic on canvas 1988 36 x 36 at David Richard Gallery J16
Acrylic on canvas   1988
36 x 36 in
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Tadasky Tadasky J65 Acrylic on canvas 1989 35 x 35 at David Richard Gallery J65
Acrylic on canvas   1989
35 x 35 in
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Tadasky Tadasky M104 Acrylic on canvas 2007 36 x 36 at David Richard Gallery M104
Acrylic on canvas   2007
36 x 36 in
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Tadasky Tadasky M131 Acrylic on canvas 2008 44 x 44 at David Richard Gallery M131
Acrylic on canvas   2008
44 x 44 in
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Tadasky Tadasky M136 Acrylic on canvas 2006 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery M136
Acrylic on canvas   2006
30 x 30 in
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Tadasky Tadasky M147 Acrylic on canvas 2008 42 x 42 at David Richard Gallery M147
Acrylic on canvas   2008
42 x 42 in
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Tadasky Tadasky M164 Acrylic on canvas 2007 40 x 40 at David Richard Gallery M164
Acrylic on canvas   2007
40 x 40 in
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Tadasky Tadasky N101 Acrylic on canvas 2010 34 x 34 at David Richard Gallery N101
Acrylic on canvas   2010
34 x 34 in
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Tadasky Tadasky N102 Acrylic on canvas 2010 34 x 34 at David Richard Gallery N102
Acrylic on canvas   2010
34 x 34 in
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Tadasky Tadasky N105 Acrylic on canvas 2011 54 x 54 at David Richard Gallery N105
Acrylic on canvas   2011
54 x 54 in
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Tadasky Tadasky - The Circle ReViewed_ 1964 to 2012 Tadasky - The Circle ReViewed: 1964 to 2012
  2012
8.5 x 11 in

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