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Almine Rech

MATSUYAMA Tomokazu: Fictional Landscape

Oct 27, 2023 — Mar 17, 2024 | Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art, Hirosaki, Japan

The Hirosaki Museum of Contemporary Art will present an exhibition by contemporary artist MATSUYAMA Tomokazu as its Autumn/Winter program for 2023, from Friday, October 27, 2023, to Sunday, March 17, 2024. The exhibition will be the artist’s first large-scale solo showing in Japan. 

MATSUYAMA Tomokazu (1976 -) is a New York-based artist known for blending boldness with delicacy. This unique fusion is evident in his vibrant paintings marked by intricate lines, as well as in the large-scale public art sculptures he creates. Drawing inspiration from a plethora of sources, Matsuyama incorporates elements from traditional Japanese, Chinese, and European paintings, snippets from fashion magazines, everyday consumer products, and recognizable logos. Though these images permeate modern society and might feel familiar, they aren't typically associated with one another. However, when integrated into Matsuyama’s artwork, they evoke deep-seated memories, as if disparate fragments from the recesses of the mind have converged to form a coherent whole. 

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