Tomokazu Matsuyama’s acrylic and mixed-media paintings move between mythology, abstraction, and contemporary narratives. With differing approaches, his vibrant works are inhabited by a variety of conversations and references to both classical and new approaches. The work also touches on street art, Edo Japanese tradition, and explorations of cultural identity. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (Vol 24) third exhibition at Wendi Norris, which opens on March 12th, is a monument to some of art history’s most iconic subjects. The title “Come with me” represents the spirit of Matsuyama’s inspirations, powerful leaders spanning ancient Greek heroes, samurai, to Napoleon. Napoleon has been of particular interest to the artist of late, the subject of his “Sky is the Limit” installation at Harbour City Gallery, Hong Kong last year.
Currently on view at Harbour City, Hong Kong is “Sky is the Limit”, a new sculpture and paintings by Tomokazu Matsuyama (Vol 24). Curated by LA based Lebasse Projects in collaboration with Harbour City’s Ocean Terminal and gallery, the event centers around Matsuyama’s largest outdoor sculpture of the same name. At 21.5 feet of stainless steel, it is also the largest ever installed in Harbour City, which has previously exhibited artists like KAWS, Yayoi Kusama, and Yue Minjun.