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

    2015

  • “Super Acrylic Skin – Trigonal Clone”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2014

  • “Super Acrylic Skin”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store / Shinjuku Store / Osaka Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2010

  • “Super Acrylic Skin – Sweet Addiction”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2009

  • “Super Acrylic Skin –PHOTON- Imaginary Temperature”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    2008

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

  • “Ultra New Visions”, 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

    2017

  • “Cool Japan – Worldwide Fascination in Focus”, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands
    2016

  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.X-MIRAI-”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2015

  • “micro salon 2015”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.VIII”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Show-zui-zu”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2014

  • “Painting / Figurative”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “micro salon 2014”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2013

  • “micro salon 2013”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.VII”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Summer Show 2013”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store / Shinjuku Store / Yokohama Store, Japan
  • “la decoration”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2012

  • “micro salon 2012”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.VI”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Takashimaya Rose – Art Session”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store / Yokohama Store / Shinjuku Store / Osaka Store / Kyoto Store, Japan
  • “Fantasy and Absurd Reality of Japanese Contemporary Art”, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    2011-2012

  • “Future Pass”, Abbazia di San Gregorio, Venice, Italy / Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, The Netherlands / National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan / Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    2010

  • “micro salon 60”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2009

  • “Metaphors of Un / Real – Animamix Biennial 2009-2010”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Animamix Biennial – Visial Attract & Attack”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Enliven- In Between Realities and Fiction – Animamix Biennial 2009-2010”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    2008

  • “Japanese Contemporary Art”, Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
  • “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

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
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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

    2015

  • “Super Acrylic Skin – Trigonal Clone”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2014

  • “Super Acrylic Skin”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store / Shinjuku Store / Osaka Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2010

  • “Super Acrylic Skin – Sweet Addiction”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2009

  • “Super Acrylic Skin –PHOTON- Imaginary Temperature”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Beijing, China
    2008

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

  • “Ultra New Visions”, 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

    2017

  • “Cool Japan – Worldwide Fascination in Focus”, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands
    2016

  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.X-MIRAI-”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2015

  • “micro salon 2015”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.VIII”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Show-zui-zu”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2014

  • “Painting / Figurative”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “micro salon 2014”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2013

  • “micro salon 2013”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.VII”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Summer Show 2013”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store / Shinjuku Store / Yokohama Store, Japan
  • “la decoration”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store, Tokyo, Japan
    2012

  • “micro salon 2012”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Artistic Christmas Vol.VI”, Takashimaya, Shinjuku Store, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Takashimaya Rose – Art Session”, Takashimaya, Nihonbashi Store / Yokohama Store / Shinjuku Store / Osaka Store / Kyoto Store, Japan
  • “Fantasy and Absurd Reality of Japanese Contemporary Art”, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
    2011-2012

  • “Future Pass”, Abbazia di San Gregorio, Venice, Italy / Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, The Netherlands / National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan / Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    2010

  • “micro salon 60”, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan
    2009

  • “Metaphors of Un / Real – Animamix Biennial 2009-2010”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
  • “Animamix Biennial – Visial Attract & Attack”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • “Enliven- In Between Realities and Fiction – Animamix Biennial 2009-2010”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
    2008

  • “Japanese Contemporary Art”, Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea
  • “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

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