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In Conversation: Tomokazu Matsuyama

Date(s) - Sep 26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join artist Tomokazu Matsuyama at How Original as he talks about his collaboration with the Peanuts Global Artist Collective and STORY, and shares experiences and inspiration behind his work.

About Tomokazu Matsuyama

Tomokazu Matsuyama was born in Japan in 1976 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited over the world including Australia, Turkey, Dubai, Luxemburg, Hong Kong and Japan. His works are in the permanent collections of Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Bank of Sharjah in Dubai, Microsoft, The Standard Hotel, The Cosmopolitan Hotel and more.

Matsuyama’s work responds to his own bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America by bringing together aspects of both Eastern and Western aesthetic systems. He’s influenced by a variety of subjects, including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and the visual language of global, popular culture as embodied by mass-produced commodities.

What inspired you to participate in this Peanuts project? How global can this project get?

It’s Peanuts, one of the most fun yet challenging icons to play with in making art.

Which Peanuts character is your favorite? OR What is your favorite memory of Peanuts?

Charlie Brown and Snoopy visiting Schulz studio was quite touching in Santa Rosa.


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