Tomokazu Matsuyama snowglobe edition

Matzu's an artist we've been admiring for a while now.  After attending his solo show this past fall in NYC, we fell even more in love with his snow-scape paintings, and this special edition invites you to become even more immersed in the magical worlds he creates.

Each water-filled glass globe is filled with snow, that floats and settles on one of Matzu's horseman and the trees and grasses in the forest he's racing through. The wooden bases are individually and uniquely hand painted.  Each piece signed and numbered, and stands at about 7 inches tall. This is a unique edition of 30.

Working in different medium for painting, scultpure to installation, Tomokazu Matsuyama aka Matzu, makes works that possess great charm and vivacity, a result of the artist’s sensitivity to his cultural roots combined with a distinctive contemporary playfulness.

Born in Japan and later immigrating to the United States, Matsuyama’s bicultural upbringing spurred a questioning of national and individual identity, which today figures prominently in the style and subject matter of his works.  Matsuyama embraces and updates the shifting, transformative aspect of the creature through his kaleidoscopic abstractions, simple figures, and faux naïf compositions.

Tomokazu Matsuyama was born 1976 in Tokyo, Japan, and currently lives and works in New York City. He has exhibited works in galleries, institutions, and art fairs such as San Fransisco Musuem of Modern Art, Portsmouth Museum of Arts, Tufts University Museum, Frey Norris Gallery, Mizuma Art Gallery, Joshua Liner Gallery, Haunch of Venison Gallery, Takuro Someya Contemporary Art and among many other. He will be having his first museum solo exhibition at Katzen Art Center, in Washington DC, this coming April of 2012.