Tomokazu Matsuyama is a famous Japanese artist based in New York. His works are incredible and original, which manage to blend the Japanese post-war culture with that of American street art. The artist’s creations are the expression of multiculturalism and stimulate the question of nationality and identity, a theme that is at the forefront of the style and the subjects of his paintings.
Art helps Tomokazu, like many other artists, to bring order into the natural chaos of which we inevitably take part: this multitude and the representation of chaos are characteristic traits of the poetics proposed by him, which come to link each other with the glue of Japanese influence of the Eduardo and Meiji eras, readapted in a modern way.
As a contemporary artist, Matsuyama exhibits his work internationally in galleries and institutions in cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami and Vancouver and institutions such as the Asian American Arts Center.