Artist based in Iwate, JAPAN

Takayuki Matsumine


A Japanese Artist who was born and rased in Shizukuishi Iwate, JAPAN in 1985. After a life changing tragedy of ski accident which made him paralyzed from the shoulders down because of the spinal code injury, Takayuki Matsumine made study abroad to Los Angeles California USA in 2012 attending to Santa Monica College, and that opportunity surrounded by sensational environments living in LA inspired him to make a decision to become an artist.

The Statement

Born in Shizukuishi, Iwate prefecture in Japan surrounded by beautiful environment filled with vivid change of seasons, Takayuki Matsumine has grown up with rich inspiration from nature and strong influence of grandparents who took over the inheritance of local folk crafts from early childhood.

In the age of 16, the fatal ski accident and destruction to the cervical spinal cord has changed his life dramatically where he started to face against the value of life with holding intermixed emotion of desire to live and suffer from living daily life. And still the suffer from fatal accident is giving energy to ignite his motivation.

While ejecting the energy made from his experience, the neuron spark occurring within the brain, the desire for neural resuscitation and brain waves that continue to jump out intensely are derived from quantum forming the cosmology and leading to his art expression. Gaining inspiration from the artwork, such as figurative arts, installation, technology and scientific fusion, he is reacting naturally and updating his study into his artwork.

“Now I feel the limited ability left to survive is somehow perfect balance for my lifestyle.” He only has brain and nerves from neck to top, but gained valuable experiences from the accident, which he states The Perfect Accident. “It is my life to continuously express the spirit and soul of Life and Death I struggle in my artwork.”   

The StateMent / 中文

我出生于日本东北四季分明的地方——岩手县雫石町(Iwate-ken, Shizukuishi-cho)。我在野生动植物栖息,生命丰富多彩的环境中成长。并且从小时候开始,在继承地方民间工艺品的外祖父母的影响下,我得到了创作的机会。






Akira Matsumoto ©2018


The Perfect Accident – 2018
@aiina Gallery – Iwate, JAPAN

View from The Broken Neck – 2018
@SO1 Gallery – Omotesando Tokyo, JAPAN

The Power of Portrait – 2015
@Runbinii Gallery – Iwate, JAPAN


@Asakusa Tokyo, JAPAN



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