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Hisao Domoto grew up in a family of artists, including his uncle Domoto
Insho. At the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts he studied
Nihonga, Japanese-style painting. While he was still in school, one of
his works was selected for the Nitten exhibition, an achievement that
raised high hopes for his future.
In 1952 he traveled with his uncle on
his first trip to Europe and, fed up with the closed world of art in
Japan, turned his eyes overseas. In 1955 he moved to France and began to
paint in the Western-style, then threw himself body and soul into the
Informel movement. His first solo exhibition at the Stadler Gallery in
Paris was a brilliant success. In these works his brushstrokes slashed
left and right, covering the canvas with horizontal strokes.
early 1960s, however, he left Informel and produced the Solutions of
Continuities series, using heavy impasto to create images of wheel
tracks or louvered doors. In the 1970s, he employed repeated circles in
works whose names are taken from astronomical bodies. Starting in the
1980s, his range expanded to include zig-zag lines in a wide range of
acrylic colors, giving birth to the Continuous Response series.nnSince
2000, Domoto has been experimenting with monochrome works in which the
pigments are splattered on the canvas.
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