Preview: “Come with me” by Tomokazu Matsuyama at Gallery Wendi Norris

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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. Here, he reappears alongside Louis XIV in silver and gold sculptures and a new selection of paintings.  Matsuyama’s tondo paintings are characteristic of his signature style, often described as an “East meets West” blend of  Pop Art and traditional Japanese stylings. This work is set apart by new experimention; bolder color gradations, decorative motifs on the subject’s clothing, and cutting holes into the canvas to enhance the overall composition (as in the painting, “Warm Waters”). Take a look at some images from the show courtesy Wendi Norris and the artist.


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