Tomokazu Matsuyama

Brooklyn, New York, USA
APT New York
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  • LeBasse Projects opens 'Sky is the Limit,' an exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama in collaboration with Harbour City, Hong Kong. As part of a summer long

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  • Tomokazu Matsuyama’s work -- mostly acrylics on canvas or paper -- has a sense of intrigue, mystery and secrecy that draws the viewer in and demands

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  • Tomokazu Matsuyama is a Brooklyn based artist whose large-format paintings (acrylic on canvas or paper) and sculptures depict dynamic scenes

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  • 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

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  • Existing in two different cultures often gives one a perspective that can be simultaneously enlightening and confusing, as if the individual stands

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  • We've previously enjoyed Tomokazu Matsuyama's paintings on this site before, but this morning we thought we'd show you some of his sculptures.

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  • Astro Boy has landed at the Portsmouth Museum of Art, along with Hello Kitty. “SugiPOP!: Anime, Manga, Comics and Their Influence on Contemporary Art,

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  • Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian will discuss her work and life, including her exile during the Iranian Revolution

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Tomokazu Matsuyama, is an artist obsessed with how we live, particularly with the reciprocal bleeding of cultures into one another powered by new communications technologies. These technologies play on ubiquitous devices, allowing constant e-mails, texting, and updates to social media. Urban centers have transformed into a patchwork of intermingling cultural signifiers born of locales near and distant, sometimes in multiple languages and with clashing symbologies. These quilted layers of everyday meaning dramatically shape our lives, in manners unfolding far

too fast for us to properly monitor. We experience a new conflation of the local and the global, giving rise to a glocal community, something the artist experiences every day in his adoptive New York City. “Glocal" is a term coined in 1990 by Dr. Manfred Lange in Bonn, Germany that combines "global" with "local," and in many manners is the fertile soil from which a polished and meticulous art is created by the artist.
Tomokazu Matsuyama was born 1976 in Tokyo, Japan, and currently lives and works in New York City. He received an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. His recent exhibition include, Katzen Arts Center, Portsmouth Museum of Arts, Tufts University, Mark Moore Gallery, Frey Norris Gallery, Mizuma Art Gallery, Joshua Liner Gallery, Haunch of Venison Gallery, and among many other.

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