Teruyuki Tsubouchi

Born: Matsuyama, Ehime, 1927. Died: 2005
Period of Membership in GUTAI : 1957-1972

Tsubouchi exhibited at the Yomiuri Independent exhibition from 1956 to 1960. In 1956, impressed by Yoshihara Jiro’s “Gutai Art Manifesto” published in the December issue of “Geijutsu Shincho” [New Art Trends],  he sent Yoshihara one of his works, which earned him praise from Yoshihara. He exhibited at the 3rd Gutai Art Exhibition in 1957 at the suggestion of Yoshihara and went on to join the Gutai Art Association as a result.
The pieces he exhibited at the third exhibition were made of oil paint, dissolved on canvas using gasoline. Later, he progressed from creating works made from dropping the paint onto the canvas and works wherein the entire piece was covered with dermatographs, to tableaus where symbols created with felt pens and ink accumulated on the canvas in the mid-1960s. In the 1970s, he released works with numerous layers made up of countless numbering stamps.