Photo by Stuart Karabenick

Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama) grew up in Nagoya, Japan, where his father was a well known maker of Shinto shrines. He has lived and worked in New York City and upstate New York since 1961, and currently maintains studios in Ridgewood, Queens, and in Napanoch, NY.

His work has been identified with so-called “Optical Art” since the Museum of Modern Art launched the much-noticed “Responsive Eye” exhibition in the 1960s. His main connection with the other artists of that “movement” is an abiding admiration for the Bauhaus group. He also became part of Yoshihara Jiro’s Gutai Pinacotheca group in Osaka, Japan in the early 1960s.

 

Tadasky’s paintings are included in exhibitions currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas and upcoming at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.