Ken Matsunaga “Love Passion”

Nihonbashi Takashimaya 6F / X Art Gallery

poster for Ken Matsunaga “Love Passion”
[Image: "breath - 6 S-30" 910x910mm (2015) ink and oil on cloth]

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Ken Matsunaga is a self-taught painter who utilizes unique techniques and styles in his unusual works. He has received numerous regional art prizes to date and held previous exhibitions in Tokyo, though this is his first solo show at Takashimaya.
Matsunaga paints on cloth such as cotton and hemp with black ink, creating dark backgrounds that he then applies oil paint to in order to allow monochrome subjects to emerge. He focuses primarily on people, young women in particular, as well as creatures such as insects and horses. His human subjects appear to drift in both a stateless exoticism, between the East and the West, and seemingly spiritual eroticism, but in reality they represent pure souls coming into view.
This exhibition will present around 10 paintings, including recent works and brand new pieces.



from January 31, 2018 to February 19, 2018


Ken Matsunaga



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