Integrating East and West
Colorful, playful, abstract and historical are some of the words that describe the work of Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. The Japanese artists’s work is a mixture of post-war contemporary art and pop culture. The subject matter in his paintings demonstrate the differences between the western and eastern cultures. According to Joshua Liner Gallery, Matsuyama said that he hopes to “render traditional icons and imagery within a broader ether of an international intermix that has become the evolution of what seems to be the urban-ideal of the global contemporary." As you can see from his works above, Matsuyama’s work is abstract and leads the audience to enter a fantasy world. Despite the complex and abstract images, the artist’s work clearly shows how his work is about integrating into a new world order of urban cosmopolitanism.
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