New York’s Japan Society recently hosted an exhibition looking at the graphic impact of Japanese prints on art in the contemporary age. Entitled Edo Pop, this showcase playfully juxtaposed traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with current New York contemporary artists, such as Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) and Aiko. This was a rare opportunity for people to experience the traditional woodblock artwork created as early as the 1700’s. In addition, Aiko applied her unique stencil technique to an entire room, where […]
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Last week, we attended Joshua Liner’s opening of his new Chelsea gallery with a group exhibition entitled Direct Address. The expansive ground-floor space was filled with a impressive collection of works by The Clayton Brothers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi (above), Richard Colman, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others. The event surely heralds great things for the future of the gallery. See all our pics from the opening below.
Just in time for the holidays. Paper Monster has three fresh prints available starting at noon today from three AM favorites: Rostarr, Judith Supine and Tomokazu Matsuyama (aka Matsu). Judith Supine releases Night Nurse Edition of 30 Dimensions: 31 x 41 Inches Screenprint, Acrylic Interference Paint, Black UV Ink on Archival Paper. Signed and Numbered, Judith Supine – 2012. Matsu releases Mr. Alpha. Edition of 50 Dimensions: Circular @ 26.5 Inches Epson Print, 20 Color Screenprint & Hand Finishing on Archival Paper Signed and Numbered […]
Following the success of last year’s RE:DEFINE benefit art auction and exhibition (covered), MTV is again holding its star-studded event to benefit the grassroots HIV & AIDS charity – the Staying Alive Foundation. Curators of the event, THE FUTURE Tense also return with a fresh cast of both established and emerging artists including Ryan McGinness (above), Marc Quinn, Scott Campbell, Tat Ito, Dave White, Charming Baker, Parra, Michael Reisch, Jen Stark, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Gérard Rancinan, Pedros Matos, Jim Houser, Swoon, Aakash Nihalani and more. The […]
Just this last weekend, the NY-based Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) opened a new showing at the Mark Moore Gallery. Bringing with him several tondos as well as his irregularly shaped canvases, Matsu filled the project room with a juxtaposition of eastern and western imagery. Mixing things up, the new body of work also included two works on paper that he placed on a hand-painted wall as well as a re-cast of a 18th century erotic Chinese porcelain figure (customized for the Los Angeles area) that he encased in resin. Discuss Matsu here.
Next Saturday, Tomokazu Matsuyama will unveil a brand new body of work at Mark Moore. The Brooklyn-based artist is coming to Los Angeles for his first solo exhibition where he will continue the exploration of his dual US & Japanese heritage in his imagery. Fusing the two cultures together with his unique eye for color and patterns, Matsu is ready to take his works up another notch. The show opens on September 8th with the artist in attendance – so if you can make it out, […]
Last week, Joshua Liner Gallery held its annual Summer Group Exhibition. We were excited about the diverse showcase of talent as this has been a perennial preview of the talent which will be gracing the walls of the gallery for this upcoming art season. We saw faces old and new to the Liner’s diverse and talented stable of artists. It seemed like Alfred Steiner (seen above), Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Damon Soule, Daniel Rich, David Ellis, Ian Francis (seen above), Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Pema […]
With the opening reception set for this Thursday, August 2nd, it’s about time we told you about the Summer Group Exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery. The attractive lineup includes artists Alfred Steiner, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Damon Soule, Daniel Rich, David Ellis, Ian Francis (seen above), Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi, Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Riusuke Fukahori, Tat Ito, Tiffany Bozic, and Tomokazu Matsuyama. If this is any indication of what to expect from the upcoming art season from the gallery, New Yorkers will […]
Along with his current museum exhibition running at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in Washington DC (covered), Frey Norris unveiled the latest works from Tomokazu Matsuyama in a show entitled, The Future is Always Bright (previewed). The show consisted of sculptures and a mixture of small and large paintings done on amorphous and round-shaped canvases. The images he painted for this show expresses modern optimism in our society, with traditional Asian symbology for prosperity and good fortune. Discuss this show here. […]
There is no rest for the weary as New York based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) prepares to open a new exhibition in San Francisco at Frey Norris Contemporary. Following a stunning solo showcase at Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in Washington DC, Matsu travels to the west coast to share his beautiful inspirations. This new body of work entitled The Future is Always Bright which opens May 3rd looks pick up where he left off at Joshua Liner Gallery back in 2011. […]