On Thursday night, Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama (interviewed) opened his latest solo show, “In Case You’re Lost”, at San Francisco’s Frey Norris. The vibrant collection of paintings, sculptures, and installations, consisting of what we affectionately call the “2.0″ era of Matsu’s exciting career, were welcomed by the enthusiastic bay area crowd. As hinted in our studio visit/preview, these new works boldly elevate Matsu’s already keen eye for colors, geometrics, and abstract concepts/characters to a new level. We also enjoyed the various mediums and sizes of the pieces, clearly showing a versatility and mastery with his techniques.

Present for his west coast fans was his iconic “Wherever I am” sculpture which premiered at his previous solo at Joshua Liner Gallery (here). In addition, he premiered a new “monk” sculpture. Opting to go opposite his previous Play Mobil-esqe sculptural counterpart, Matsu choose to pursue an uber-realistic approach to capture the likeness of a real monk that often shows up in his paintings.

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Josh Liner & Matsu

Josh Liner & Matsu

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