Tomokazu Matsuyama is set to unveil a new solo exhibition entitled Episodes Far From Home at Almine Rech‘s London outpost. As his first presentation with the gallery, the New York-based Japanese artist continues an exploration into his bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America through a vibrant and intricate aesthetic that conflates both Eastern and Western symbology.
As with his past work, there is a pattern language that emerges in each of Matsuyama’s latest paintings — from floral motifs that equally evoke the patterns by 19th century British designer William Morris as they would the artwork on an Edo Period kimono, or perhaps an unassuming Sapporo bottle contrasted with a Starburst candy wrapper — a commentary on the waste ushered in by globalization.
Filled with details, each corner of Matsuyama’s dynamically-shaped canvases provide a glimpse into his memories and daily observations. Catch his latest exhibition Episodes Far From Home at Almine Rech London from April 20 to May 20.
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