Axel Vervoordt Gallery

Tsuyoshi Maekawa

Sep 19 – Nov 7
Opening: Tuesday, Sep 19, 6 – 8pm


Untitled,Hemp cloth, cotton and oil paint 162,10 x 130,30 cm, 1977.

Maekawa was a prominent member of the Gutai Art Association. He creates works by freely manipulating pieces of burlap and sewed the material into complex waveforms. By pouring enamel paint over the surface, an abstract image is created which transcends the flatness of traditional paintings. In the mid 70s Maekawa developed a lighter, more refined style in which he tried to bring out the distinctive features of the fabric without applying too much paint. In this exhibition we are going to show works from late 70s, which represent this shift from vigorous colour-based work to delicate fabric-based expressions


Unit D, 15/F Entertainment Building
30 Queen’s Road, Central
T (852)2503 2220
Tu-Sa 11am – 7pm

As a strong supporter of Zero and Gutai art movements from its inception, the gallery’s vision has gradually evolved into contemporary art with a special interest in the concept of the void, the process of the creation and in the questioning of the experience of space and time.

In May 2014, Axel Vervoordt Gallery expanded to Hong Kong and opened its first overseas exhibition venue in the city’s central district. El Anatsui created new work for this occasion. By having a physical presence in Hong Kong, Axel Vervoordt Gallery will continue to bridge artistic expressions between the East and the West.