Hiroyuki MATSUURA 松浦浩之

The aesthetics of the younger generation, particularly in Asian popular culture, is often characterized by brightly colored images, changing visual effects with a penchant for fantasy found in animation and comic books. Once a graphic designer, Japanese artist Hiroyuki MATSUURA later decided to devote himself to fine art out of a natural desire to create works based solely on his own ideas. His art is known for animation forms, colorfulness and a touch of dark humor. Using “characters” as his subject, he imbues storytelling into his paintings while, by only partially showing the subject in terms of composition, to allow the viewer freely roam in boundless imagination. Like animation or virtual fantasies, MATSUURA believes his “characters” are a visual image that transcends language and can be understood universally by adults, children, men and women.

  • 1964 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Started to work as a graphic designer: advertising, packaging, binding and logo design.
  • 1999 Started to produce ‘Poster + Package + Skateboard’ design on the theme of “Character illustration”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2008

  •  “Acrylic Skin / Existence’, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
    2007

  • “Ultra New Visions”, Hiroyuki Matsuura Solo Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY,Taipei, Taiwan
    2006

  • “Super Acrylic Skin”, MIRAI projects, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “Acrylic Skin”, Canvas International Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    2005

  • “Super Acrylic Skin”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITION

    2008

  • “Milestones”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    2007

  • “aniManga / VIA07 Festival international”, France
  • “Japanese Contemporary Arts”, Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea
  • “BTAP – Works in Progress”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    2006

  • “JAPANIMATION!”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
  • “Fiction @ Love”, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China
    2005

  • “Techno – Orientalism”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    “The 1st China International Animation and Comic Industrial Expo”, Hangzhou/Beijing, China
    2004

  • “Fiction. Love – Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003

  • TAP Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • STEP Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bruce Watling Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    2002

  • “IAIO International Art Exhibition”, The Air Gallery, London, UK
    “Traveling exhibition: 4 cities in Australia”, Bruce Watling Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

AWARDS

    2002

  • Awarded scout prize at “Takashi Murakami’s GEIJUTSU-DOUJOU/GP at MOT”, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATIONS

    1992

  •  “What time is it now, U-ckey?”, BANDAI Publications, Japan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008 “Acrylic Skin / Existence’, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007 “Ultra New Visions”, Hiroyuki Matsuura Solo Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY,Taipei, Taiwan
陳夏雨
CHEN Hsia-yu
江賢二
Paul CHIANG
  • 1964 Born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1984 Started to work as a graphic designer: advertising, packaging, binding and logo design.
  • 1999 Started to produce ‘Poster + Package + Skateboard’ design on the theme of “Character illustration”

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008
  • “Acrylic Skin / Existence’, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007
  • “Ultra New Visions”, Hiroyuki Matsuura Solo Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY,Taipei, Taiwan
    2006
  • “Super Acrylic Skin”, MIRAI projects, Stockholm, Sweden
  • “Acrylic Skin”, Canvas International Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    2005
  • “Super Acrylic Skin”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITION

  • 2008
  • “Milestones”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    2007
  • “aniManga / VIA07 Festival international”, France
  • “Japanese Contemporary Arts”, Gallery Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea
  • “BTAP – Works in Progress”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    2006
  • “JAPANIMATION!”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
  • “Fiction @ Love”, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China
    2005
  • “Techno – Orientalism”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
  • “The 1st China International Animation and Comic Industrial Expo”, Hangzhou/Beijing, China
    2004
  • “Fiction. Love – Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    2003
  • TAP Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • STEP Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Bruce Watling Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
    2002
  • “IAIO International Art Exhibition”, The Air Gallery, London, UK
  • “Traveling exhibition: 4 cities in Australia”, Bruce Watling Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

AWARDS

  • 2002
  • Awarded scout prize at “Takashi Murakami’s GEIJUTSU-DOUJOU/GP at MOT”, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATIONS

  • 1992
  • “What time is it now, U-ckey?”, BANDAI Publications, Japan
Click on each year's works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008 “Acrylic Skin / Existence’, ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2007 “Ultra New Visions”, Hiroyuki Matsuura Solo Exhibition, ESLITE GALLERY,Taipei, Taiwan