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Title

Try-angle

1991

Artist

Matsumura Seiichi

Japan

1958 -

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication