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SHARING EXPRESSIONS, 2019

SHARING EXPRESSIONS, 2019
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SHARING EXPRESSIONS, 2019
W970 mm x H1620 mm x D40 mm | 38 x 63.7 x 1.5 in
Firecrackers, Acrylic paints, Wood board canvas

 

CONTEXT

  What would it be like when people cross their expressions with the others’?

  We worked on an artistic collaboration with Kaito Nakata, a professional skateboarder. Matsumine spread out ‘Firecracker Painting’, which is his trademark painting method by taking advantage of the explosion of firecrackers, all over a canvas. He made a painting of supernova explosion through blasting firecrackers. The system of reincarnation that explosion creates a new planet resembles apoptosis. We feel the magnificent universe and the macrocosmic human cell in common, which have a fateful cycle that everything must come to an end in order to be renewed. The paint left its mark of explosion power which blasted unintentionally and even the tiniest paint can be found far from the center. All those tiny blasted dots on the canvas are too minute to be captured by a pixel digital camera. We considered what color we were going to explode with Kaito Nakata. After we finished ‘Firecracker Painting’, Kaito Nakata left wheel marks on canvas by jumping, kicking, and grinding with his skateboard. An artist and a skateboarder, the expression and power of two different genres were mixed on one canvas.


Supernova, 2019

Supernova, 2019
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Supernova, 2019
W800mm × H250mm x D40mm | 31.5 x 9.8 x 1.5 in
Firecrackers, Acrylic, Wood board canvas

 

CONTEXT

  A star flashes and twinkles after the explosion. Those stars scattered in the Galaxy repeat the cycle of reincarnation: explosion and birth. He spread out ‘Firecracker Painting’ by taking advantage of the explosion of firecrackers all over the canvas. He made a painting of supernova explosion through blasting firecrackers. The system of reincarnation that explosion creates a new planet resembles apoptosis. About 3,000 human cells die in a day and reproduced. He feels the magnificent universe and the macrocosmic human cell in common, which have a fateful cycle that everything must come to an end in order to be renewed. The paint left its mark of explosion power which blasted unintentionally and even the tiniest paint can be found far from the center. All those tiny blasted dots on the canvas is too minute to be captured by a pixel digital camera.

  Explosion, death, and birth are in one united cycle. We shall never fear the death in order to be renewed. This is how human being is supposed to be and ordained by the universe.


Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / Urushi-JAPAN

Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / URUSHI JAPAN, 2019
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Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / URUSHI JAPAN, 2019
250 x 400 x 300 mm |  24K-Gold Rose, PLA, Urushi / Japan Lacker Paint
 
I’ve collected several types of distinctive Japanese lacquer from Tohoku (northern east part of Japan) and painted them on this artwork several times.  I achieved in constructing multi-layers into the artwork by layering skull graphic designs in between the surface painting.

CONTEXT

The sensibility of Japanese people is not derived from innovation and reinvention, but derived from respect and preservation of subconscious awareness of culture. 
Japanese people have fermented cultural thread blended by cultural influence from the West and other countries, as Japanese have carried on its unique culture from generation to generation.  Japanese traditional beauty called “Wabi-Sabi” lies in the core of this cultural fermentation.  This sophisticated virtue was taught by a famous tea master Sen No Rikiyu.  When the minimum quantity of “beauty” is installed in the simplest form of space without any waste, the consciousness of yin and yang in space start to unify and create inflection.  In the end, there is only the “essential beauty of sophistication” left out in the simplest form of the space.
Sophistication is a beauty which stands in stark contrast to innovation and reinvention.
Fate can be irrational but my tragic accident taught me a form of perception to aim for this sophisticated beauty by accepting the reality.  New seeds sprouted from my broken cervical spinal cord and my ruined fate is carrying on to next it’s stage by blooming flowers to reach for sophistication.   


JAPAN

JAPAN, 2019
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JAPAN, 2019
W530 x H420 mm | 
Acrylic Board, Papers, Acrylic on Canvas

 

CONTEXT

My country Japan is a dependent nation.  I mean we lost the war so we couldn’t fight our destiny.  I can see ourselves as American soldiers in our national flag in some way.  Japan exists because of America.  America has been always stretching its body all over us.  I strongly hope that Japan will crawl up and turn things around or give out a ray of shining light from underneath America’s body.


I Love The Female Mouse

Vision Play with Female Mouse, 2019
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Vision Play with Female Mouse, 2018
727 x 910 x 350 mm
PLA, Urethane Paint, Wood Canvas

 

CONTEXT

This is a fun piece of visual perception.  A mouse can be harmful but can be also a hero or an idol figure.  People tend not to construe things thoroughly and sometimes misinterpret the definition of coolness, beauty, or fear.  Plus they break down the component elements and extract only partial elements of the meaning.  We have a longing for one mouse but we are also blindfolded without understanding why we have a longing for it.


Live with Me

Live with Me, 2019
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Live with Me, 2019
H758 x W243

PLA, String, Key, Acrylic on Wood board


 

CONTEXT

Humans are lonely and melancholic creatures.  So am I.  I want to be with someone, want to be someone, and want to share my life with someone else.  So I hand out the key to share my life, the key opens the door to start a new beginning.  Life-turning moments that might become the key would appear in front of you or sometimes you have to go grab it by yourself.  There are some doors that should be opened and others that shouldn’t, but you wouldn’t know what would come out unless you open it.


Considering Neuroaethtics with Mondrian’s Minimalism

Considering Neuroaesthetics with Mondrian’s Minimalism, 2019
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Considering Neuroaesthetics with Mondrian’s Minimalism, 2019
758 x 850 x 50 mm | 
Brushes attached to carbon fishing rods, Wood Canvas, Acrylic, Jesso Primer

 

CONTEXT

We are able to perceive many types of information hitting our body such as the sense of vision, hearing, and smelling.  We can process this information and identify what we see, hear or taste as beautiful, cute, ugly or scary by utilizing the combination of perception or influence of the contexts. The best part of being an artist is to grab the perception of viewers by selecting information of senses and finding out the right amount of balance to inspire others.  When I wake up in the morning, I sometimes get disgusted by having too much information of perception surrounding me.  Sometimes I get sick of doing an intense catch-ball of throwing each other’s information to get to know others more or get to know me more.  That’s why I chose to give a thought to the expression of Mr. Piet Mondrian who used the simplified form of lines and colors.  I decided to provide others the simplified form of telling who I am.


A Deer Represents

A Deer Represents, 2019
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A Deer Represents, 2019
300 x 750 x 50 mm | 
Deer Horn, Iron Chain, Gas Mask, Acrylic Pants, Wood Canvas

 

CONTEXT

You must know that the natural environment gets damaged or tainted as humans pursue for better lives and more beauty.  However, I cannot pay solicitude to nature and continue dumping chemical paints on my artworks to pursue the beauty.  There are two sides of the same coin that there is the one which gets better and one which gets damaged but as for the one which gets damaged, I can’t do anything about it.


Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement / Sci-fi Pearl

WABI-SABI FLOWER ARRANGEMENT / SCI-FI PEARL, 2019
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Wabi-Sabi Flower Arrangement, 2018

250 x 400 x 300 mm |  24K-Gold Rose, PLA, Urethane Paints

 

CONTEXT

The sensibility of Japanese people is not derived from innovation and reinvention, but derived from respect and preservation of subconscious awareness of culture. 
Japanese people have fermented cultural thread blended by cultural influence from the West and other countries, as Japanese have carried on its unique culture from generation to generation.  Japanese traditional beauty called “Wabi-Sabi” lies in the core of this cultural fermentation.  This sophisticated virtue was taught by a famous tea master Sen No Rikiyu.  When the minimum quantity of “beauty” is installed in the simplest form of space without any waste, the consciousness of yin and yang in space start to unify and create inflection.  In the end, there is only the “essential beauty of sophistication” left out in the simplest form of the space.
Sophistication is a beauty which stands in stark contrast to innovation and reinvention.
Fate can be irrational but my tragic accident taught me a form of perception to aim for this sophisticated beauty by accepting the reality.  New seeds sprouted from my broken cervical spinal cord and my ruined fate is carrying on to next it’s stage by blooming flowers to reach for sophistication.   


A Traveller to The Universe

A Traveller to The Universe, 2019
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A Traveler to The Universe, 2019
H160 x W280 x D300 mm |

Astronaut Helmet, LED Panel, Cup Noodle, Book, Steel Can, Cell Phone, Brushes


 

CONTEXT

My intellectual curiosity never ends.  We are living in a world where space travel is just a few steps away from becoming realistic.  For me, I don’t want to welcome aliens on the earth, instead I would rather be welcomed by aliens in the universe.  If I met aliens in the universe, I would want to tell them about the great things from our planet. But what should I introduce them to? I realized that there are so many great and rubbish things on this earth, which I can’t even keep count of.  Humans have a high curiosity in sex, there are so many great athletes and artists, Cup Noodle is the greatest invention of humans, and there is a magical herb called “weed”.  So I came up with this artwork to do a presentation for the aliens.


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