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Artist

MATSUMURA Seiichi

Japan

1958 -


About

Matsumura now lives in Gunma Prefecture. He was born in Osaka and was educated at Tama Art University where he completed Graduate School.

The focus of Matsumura's work is the alienating urban environment. In his uninhabited landscapes the disparate elements of concrete, steel and other unnatural materials create mysterious ambiguous spaces. The absurdity of his spatial constructions in which recognisable forms and spaces co-exist in an ingenious linkage of different spatial realities is reminiscent of the extraordinary world found in the work of M. C. Escher ( 1898-1972), These environments are empty and confrontational; permeated by a mood of destruction and damage. Matsumura believes that new forms and spaces are being created by modern society and he tries to articulate these as well as what he perceives as the ambiguity of the urban city: the apparent limitlessness of opportunity against the unforeseen and illogical.

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 61.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Date

1991


Media category

Print


Materials used

lithograph


Edition

1/10


Dimensions

71.0 x 61.0 cm image; 91.0 x 75.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "S. Matsumura". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of the artist 1993


Location

Not on display


Accession number

441.1993


Artist information

MATSUMURA Seiichi

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 61, 67 (colour illus.). cat.no. 36