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Openings: Robert Hardgrave/Further Group Show @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Saturday night, AM had the pleasure of attending the openings of two exciting new shows at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery. In the main gallery was the “Further” group exhibition, which features Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, MARS-1, Nome Edonna, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave and Tomokazu Matsuyama. As we mentioned in our preview, the show consists of artists selected for an upcoming book of the same name highlighting contemporary abstract painting and themes of spiritualism and mysticism. Although the selected artists each has a unique and […]
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Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – Glancing at Twin Peaks @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last night AM attended the opening for Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) “Glancing at Twin Peaks” (previewed) opening at Joshua Liner Gallery. The highly anticipated opening for Matzu’s NYC solo drew a packed house. Matzu’s distinctly unique pieces exhibited his signature contemporary flair on traditional subjects. This show continued his use of bold color palettes and contrasting “splashes” that make the pieces leap out at the audience. The installations amazed the audience, from a motorized spinning carousel to the stunning masterpiece that stole the show, “Wherever I […]

Preview: Tomokazu Matsuyama @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Matzu and Joshua Liner Gallery were nice enough to invite AM for a sneak “peak” at Matzu’s full-gallery solo show, Glancing at the Twin Peaks, opening in NYC this Friday. Matzu and his helpers have been working around the clock to transform the space with paintings, murals and sculptures into one cohesive installation. And although the show was still a work in progress when we were there, from what we saw, it already looks to be a stunner. Check out our exclusive preview pics after […]

Releases: Matzu Kirin print @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In conjunction with Tomokazu “Matzu” Matsuyama’s upcoming full-gallery solo exhibition Glancing at the Twin Peak opening in NYC on Friday March 6th, Joshua Liner Gallery has just released a stunning 30-color silkscreen print of one of Matzu’s emblamatic Kirins. The print is 24″ x 30″ in a small edition of 30, and will be priced at $550. AM will soon be posting more exclusive information about what is sure to be a fantastic show. In the meantime, to purchase the print or for more information […]
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Preview: Joshua Liner Gallery @ Scope Miami

Joshua Liner Gallery was nice enough to send us some images of works that the gallery is showing at this year’s Scope Miami art fair. Liner has a strong bill for Scope, showing Aiko, Kris Kuksi and Matzu—all artists who have already reached some level of success, and whose art will no doubt be well-received by the throngs of art collectors from around the world. From the preview pics, it looks like Aiko and Matzu have each contributed several bold, large-scale paintings; images of Kuksi’s […]

Studio Visits / Interviews: Tomokazu “Matzu” Matsuyama

Talented Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, AKA Matzu, combines Western urban art and graphic design within a tradition Japanese art historical context, creating an amalgam that is beautiful and unique. Arrested Motion recently had the pleasure of visiting Matzu’s studio, to check out some of his recent work and to chat. Interview after the jump.