Atsuko Tanaka
by sabine7 / May 22, 2005


Atsuko Tanaka’s signature piece, the Electric Dress, was to influence her paintings and drawings for the next half-century. Since the splash that iconic work made on the art scene, Tanaka has sketched and painted brightly coloured circles connected by drippy lines that loop around the works much the way that the electrical cords were woven through the bulbs of the Electric Dress. Twenty-four-years-old when Tanaka first wore the Electric Dress for a performance, the young artist had no idea that her initial participation in the Gutai movement and subsequent body of work would have an influential role in the emergence of other contemporary past-crushing Japanese players in the world of modern art.

Artist: Atsuko Tanaka
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