Sadaharu HORIO

" Everything ordinary or unaffected is basically a performance. « 


Considered one of the most experimental Japanese artists of the 20th century, Sadaharu Horio is a founding member of the Gutai group and a pioneer in the art of performance. He is known for his paintings of found objects such as household rubbish, twine, pieces of wood, branches, roots, planks, crates, boxes, stones, and leather. Whatever the circumstances, Horio paints every day in a ritual that fully integrates his art into his life. Avoiding the idea that the subject has complete control over the finished product, he follows the sequence of colors in the can of paint, obeying an established formula to eliminate any implicit symbolism or meaning from the colors. Horio is keen to perpetuate the message that artistic creation is a daily practice that anyone can indulge in.