Tomokazu Matsuyama, ‘Kirin ver. Black 5’, 2008-09, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Artsy x Rago/Wright
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Tomokazu Matsuyama

Kirin ver. Black 5, 2008-09

Acrylic on canvas
24 × 30 × 2 1/2 in
61 × 76.2 × 6.4 cm
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Artsy x Rago/Wright

This work is sold by a private individual and ships from Newport, New South Wales, Australia.

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Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Tomokazu Matsuyama
Japanese, b. 1976
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Traditional Japanese icons and imagery and the American visual motifs of street art and Abstract Expressionism led Tomokazu Matsuyama to a distinct personal aesthetic. Using intensely colorful acrylic on canvas, he begins with an abstract background, then layers figures mined from Edo Japanese and American traditions, repetitive shapes, and patterns. These paintings are often mural-sized, referencing both classical Japanese wall painting and graffiti simultaneously. For Matsuyama, they are statements about the impact of globalization on individual cultural identity.

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This work is sold by a private individual and ships from Newport, New South Wales, Australia.

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Condition Report: Wear to four corners, minor surface dust overall; otherwise work is in overall good condition.

The condition noted above is as represented by the seller to the best of their ability. This work has …

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled and dated on the reverse
Tomokazu Matsuyama
Japanese, b. 1976
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Traditional Japanese icons and imagery and the American visual motifs of street art and Abstract Expressionism led Tomokazu Matsuyama to a distinct personal aesthetic. Using intensely colorful acrylic on canvas, he begins with an abstract background, then layers figures mined from Edo Japanese and American traditions, repetitive shapes, and patterns. These paintings are often mural-sized, referencing both classical Japanese wall painting and graffiti simultaneously. For Matsuyama, they are statements about the impact of globalization on individual cultural identity.

Tomokazu Matsuyama

Kirin ver. Black 5, 2008-09

Acrylic on canvas
24 × 30 × 2 1/2 in
61 × 76.2 × 6.4 cm
.
Bidding closed
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