Pop Up Event: Tomokazu Matsuyama - Baby it is cold outside
One of the hottest young artists on the international contemporary art market, New York’s Tomokazu Matsuyama has created a museum quality show for his third solo exhibition in Melbourne at Lesley Kehoe Galleries. Beguiling curved canvases join quirky sculptures to create a stunning gallery installation. In tune with the current zeitgeist of remixing, the artist appropriates freely from his bi-cultural background: American Abstract Expressionism and Action Painting are in happy dalliance with traditional Kano School painting, Hokusai and ukiyoe with a loving reference to Ito Jakuchu’s famous rooster. The artist’s most pertinent commentary on the differing perspectives when cultures collide is perhaps found in the work #BFF Red Splash. Against an AbEx background, he has abstracted figures from Japan’s now art historically revered ‘shunga’ (spring pictures) complete with reference to the 19th century brown paper squares of censorship.
Learn more during the evening with insightful commentary from Studio Director, Byron Bowman Kehoe (Tomokazu Matsuyama Studio New York).
Sponsored by CHOYA
Date: Thursday 28 September
Time: 6:30pm ~ 8:30pm
Venue: Lesley Kehoe Gallaries, Ground Floor (rear) 101 Collins St Melbourne
(03) 9671 4311
RSVP Essential from HERE.
*Please enter 101 Collins St via the rear entrance at 112 Flinders Lane (next to flight center) after 6 PM
*Evening Parking is available at the rear of 101 Collins St for a flat rate of $12 – Le Garage 111 Flinders Lane
The Exhibition is open till 13 October, Tues - Friday, 11am ~ 5pm.