The Durst Organization and StarArte Gallery will present the work of Shuei Matsuyama in the Lobby Gallery at 1155 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. The exhibition features 11 paintings by the artist, all works made between 1992 and 2002. The focal point of the exhibition will be a 2.5 x 18 meter painting, titled Shin-on (the sounds) 03002, a magnificent work which represents one of Matsuyama’s greatest pictorial expressions.
“…the formal vibrations whose slight crinkling make up the pictorial texture of Matsuyama, those emotional quiverings that thicken the field of apparition of the ‘sound line’, that progressive laying down of layers which seems to indicate different levels of awareness in the work, bring out an event which is formal but also holy…” Enzo Di Martino (1993), critic, author.
“with this cycle of works… Matsuyama tends to confront – his desire – the naturalistic component of his image… the idea of an increasingly less axial and lowered horizon, opening to view an estranged pictorial sky…” Flaminio Gualdoni (1995), critic, author, professor.
“a taste for the rarefaction of materials… an ideal of art which unifies color and sound… people have been speaking about it since the beginning of the century as one of the great dreams of the avant-garde.” Ermanno Krumm (Corriere della Sera, 12 July 1999), critic, art journalist.
Shuei Matsuyama was born in Tokyo in 1955. In 1976 he graduated from the Academy in Tokyo and took up residence in Italy where he attended the Academy of Arts in Perugia.
Exhibitions of his work began in 1978 and he’s had more than 70 personal shows and participated in more than 100 collective shows in Europe, Japan, and the USA.
At the beginning of 1990 he moved to Milan with his wife and children where he presently lives and works.
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