TwoOne’s Interdisciplinary Artworks Explore Masks and Rituals

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Collingwood, Australia, 2012

Known on the street by his alias TwoOne (a name that is nearly impossible to Google successfully), Hiroyasu Tsuri is a Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist whose interdisciplinary practice extends from murals and paintings to sculptures and ritualistic performances. The artist is interested in the concept of masks as a way to deduce the universal qualities of human psychology. His anthropomorphic animal portraits — though they may recall many types of mythologies, from Japanese to Native American — are devoid of a specific cultural context. Instead, TwoOne attempts to tap into the traits that make all human beings tick. His massive murals exhibit curiosity, jealousy, lust and loneliness, tying a thread between the experiences of humans and other creatures.

Video profile of Two One by Michael Danischewski.

Collaboration with Shida in Brunswick, Australia

Docklands, Australia, 2013

Collaboration with Shida in Hong Kong, 2013

Melbourne, Australia, 2013

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