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Upcoming: Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Lovers of Snoopy and the Gang should rejoice with the impending launch of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective on April 16th. Starting in New York with the unveiling of public art murals in Hudson Square and then moving on to a special installation at the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo, artists Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Tomokazu Matsuyama (seen above), and Rob Pruitt will be remixing classic Peanuts imagery with their own artistic vision. Head over here for more info as there are plans to […]

Showing: “Pardon My Language” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Showing through this weekend at Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery in Luxembourg is a group show curated by Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed). Entitled Pardon My Language, the exhibition includes work from Matzu as well as from Wim Delvoye, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Robert Lazzarini, Jayson Musson, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor. The showing from the artists with diverse styles and art-making techniques explore how “globalization has changed our perception of cultural identity and how ‘identity’ is shifting and changing in the 20th/21st century.” Discuss Tomokazu Matsuyama here.

Recap: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Afternoon Delight” @ Arsham Fieg Gallery

Recently in New York, a new showing from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) finished its run at Arsham Fieg Gallery entitled Afternoon Delight. Displayed in the concept space on the second floor of KITH’s new flagship store, the new body of work featured the New York artist’s vibrant and colorful paintings as well as a sculptural piece that sees influence and techniques from both from his Japanese roots and American cultural upbringing. This particular exhibition looked to include more provocative themes and was “an exploration of how different social and cultural changes […]

Openings: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

A couple weekends ago, the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong hosted an opening reception for a new showing from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) entitled Oh Magic Night. Taking full advantage of the 11,000 exhibition space, the Brooklyn-based artist presented 45 paintings and 10 sculptural works that have been a year in the making. The rich, vibrant, and complex compositions draw from experiences in America as well as from his Japanese ancestry both in subject matter and techniques, some quite impressive in scale.  For those in town, go check it out for yourself before April 9th at Shop […]

Previews: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

Starting March 19th, to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting a new solo from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) featuring “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Entitled Oh Magic Night, the exhibition at Shop B104 – 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay) will see the Brooklyn-based artist return to the city-state after an impressive installation at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered). The Japanese artist takes a bicultural approach to creating imagery, in techniques chosen, and as well as in selecting the […]

Upcoming: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

After a high profile showing at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered), Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be returning the the Asian city-state for an exhibition with the HOCA Foundation. Oh Magic Night, which sounds like o-maji-nai in Japanese, directly translated as good luck charm, will be a survey of the Brooklyn-based artist’s work expounding on themes of “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Hosted at Shop B104 – 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong) starting March 19, the show will include over 50 works including […]

Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama Monograph

Recently, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) release a new 109 page monograph featuring images of his intensely colorful work. The Japanese artist’s unique artistic language mixes both the figurative and abstract, inspired by Edo period woodblock prints and paintings as well as his experiences growing up in the States. Included also are photos from the Brooklyn-based artist’s studio and documentation of his more recent showings like his sculptures and public art at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered) and his exhibition at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley in 2015 (covered). Those interested in purchasing the […]

Showing: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Last week in Luxembourg, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) presented new works entitled Somewhere Here at Zidoun-Bossuyt Galley. The Japanese artist’s new solo included a series of vibrant new paintings as well as steel sculptures created in monochromatic gold and silver. The New York-based Matsuyama’s characters were both rendered against complex “deco-florative” patterns in irregularly shaped canvases set in striking contrast against the white walls as well as were seen in a more minimalistic outline in sculptural form both inside and outside the gallery space. Take a look at more installation photos below… Discuss Matzu here.

Previews: Matzu / Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Somewhere Here” @ Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery

Tomorrow night (November 18th) in Luxembourg at Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) will be unveiling a selection of new paintings and a series of steel sculptures rendered in monochromatic gold and silver. Entitled Somewhere Here, the solo from the Brooklyn-based artist features complex compositions of expressionless figures seen against “Deco-florative” patterns. Seen throughout Matsuyama’s work are artistic influences that mirror his bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and Abstract Expressionist painters […]

Tomokazu Matsuyama x Adam Wojcinski Tea Ceremony

A couple weekends ago, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) & Lesley Kehoe Galleries invited a small group of guests to his Brooklyn studio to participate in a formal tea gathering and to watch a Butoh performance. The unique setting featured a background of the Japanese artist’s paintings, juxtaposed with the skills of Australian born and Paris-based Ueda Sōko Ryū Tea Master and Butoh artist Adam Wojcinski. Take a look at some more photos below of the cross-cultural experience… Discuss Matzu here.
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