Takesada Matsutani is a Japanese, contemporary, mixed-media artist born on January 1, 1937 in Osaka, Japan. He was a member of the Gutai group from 1963 to the dissolution of the group in 1972. His well-known work involves a technique of blowing a gust of air into a puddle of vinyl wood glue, creating bulges, bubbles, and drips, then covered by patient strokes of graphite pencil. Matsutani's works are represented in a large number of prestigious art museums and collections around the world. In 2002 the artist, who has lived a large part of his childhood in Nishinomiya, received the Nishinomiya City Cultural Award.