Collection 'Nordic Varen'

Yoshiro Tachibana

Biography of Yoshiro Tachibana:

  • 1941 - Born in Japan (Sanda, Kobe), the son of a painter.
  • 1959 - Learns painting with his father.  He is interested in Cezanne, Gogh, Matisse and Rouault.
  • 1962 - Goes to Tokyo to study at the School of Fine Arts.  He loves the work of Klee.
  • 1963 - Founds the "Nana" flamenco troupe in Tokyo.  There he meets Spanish flamenco artistes.
  • 1968 - He forms part of the "Black Flag" group of painters and takes part in a number of "happenings" against the Vietnam war.
  • 1969 - He travels to Europe, visiting Russia, the Scandinavian countries, and reaches Spain.  He stays in Madrid, and later travels around many villages of Spain.
  • 1971 - Travels to Hamburg (Germany) where is becomes interested in contemporary German painters.
  • 1972 -In Kiel (Germany) he discovers the work of Nolde.
  • 1973 - He arrives in Oslo (Norway).  He attends drawing classes at the school of Architecture, and discovers the works of Munch.  He draws numerous Nordic landscapes.
  • 1974 - He returns to Spain and decides to settle in a small fishing village: Muxía (A Coruña).
  • 1975 - He begins to exhibit his work in various Galician towns.  He meets artists such as Tomás Barros, Prego, Virxilio, Buciño, Pousa and X. Moreda.
  • 1981 - He travels to Japan to exhibit in Tokyo (Ginza Matsu-zaka-ya) and returns to Spain.
  • 1984 - His work is chosen for "Expo Cultural Japan 84" in A Coruña. He is interested in mythical themes, and studies Mandala Buddhism.
  • 1985 - Receives a visit from Laxeiro.
  • 1986 - Once again returns to Japan to exhibit at the Kobe Town Hall.
  • 1987 - He holds another exhibition at the Town Hall of Sanda and travels to Sri Lanka, to discover the world of primitive Buddhism.
  • 1988 - Returns to Spain and begins to study primitive painting and medieval iconography.
  • 1998 - Breaks ten years of isolation and begins to once again exhibit at the Town Hall of Sanda (Japan), Galería Obelisco (A Coruña) and Galería Alameda.
  • 2001 - Exhibits again in Japan, together with the work of his father Nakaba (1902-2000).