Tomokazu Matsuyama’s Vibrant, Cross-Cultural Paintings

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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 here.

“Drawing on the artist’s personal experience of hybrid identities, Matsuyama repositions his childhood cultural history with that of his global identity,” a statement says. “Bringing a bicultural approach to his subject matter and artistic style, Matsuyama’s body of work reflects a strategic adoption of Eastern and Western motifs, a conscious and introspective response to his upbringing and the impact of globalization on cultural identity.”

See more of his recent work below.

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