Akitoshi Matsuhara

Photograph&Computer Graphics / Giclee+和紙 ( Washi )

Contemporary art

Kyoto  Japan

 
 
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In Giappone, non diversamente dal resto del mondo, si trova un'enorme quantità di fotografia contemporanea non originale e piuttosto blanda. Settimana dopo settimana si tengono mostre di lavori generici e derivati, e si può avere difficoltà a distinguere uno di questi fotografi, o anche a ricordare uno dei lavori pochi minuti dopo essere usciti dalla galleria.

L'influenza di alcuni dei nomi più apprezzati nella fotografia giapponese è chiaramente un fattore all'opera. Il più delle volte, le mostre sembrano repliche deludenti e noiose di stili resi popolari da artisti del calibro di Moriyama Daido, Ninagawa Mika, Kawauchi Rinko, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Yanagi Miwa e una manciata di altri grandi nomi.

C'è anche una tendenza alquanto mistificante degli "artisti istantanei", persone il cui lavoro assomiglia a una raccolta casuale di soggetti quotidiani e momenti non memorabili, messi insieme senza apparente continuità, tema, idea, significato o qualità tecnica.

Eppure, in questo vasto oceano di mediocrità, appare occasionalmente qualche opera incredibilmente originale e potente. Nei prossimi mesi presenterò alcuni di questi artisti e fotografi.

Un nome che di recente ha ottenuto maggiore copertura e attenzione è quello di Matsuhara Akitoshi, della capitale tradizionale del Giappone, Kyoto. Mi sono imbattuto per la prima volta nel suo lavoro nel 2011, in una mostra dei suoi (allora) lavori più recenti, e da allora ho seguito i suoi progressi, durante i quali ha esposto in varie mostre personali e collettive, a livello nazionale e internazionale, e ha ricevuto numerosi premi e premi.

Da lontano, le opere spesso su larga scala sembrano avere una forma semplice e una calma tranquillità che smentiscono la complessità notevolmente vibrante e l'energia dinamica che trasudano quando ci si avvicina. Questa apparente contraddizione è intimamente connessa alle idee che influenzano la pratica di Matsuhara, e che continua a perseguire - un ibrido di scienza, spiritualità e meraviglia.

Di recente ho parlato con lui per discutere aspetti del suo pensiero e della sua tecnica e per condividere alcune intuizioni sul processo alla base del suo lavoro.

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In Japan, not unlike the rest of the world, one finds an enormous amount of unoriginal and rather bland contemporary photography. Week after week exhibitions are held of generic, derivative work, and one can be hard-pressed to tell any of these photographers apart, or even remember any of the works minutes after walking out of the gallery.

The influence of a few of the more highly-regarded names in Japanese photography is clearly one factor at work. More often than not, exhibitions seem like disappointingly dull replicas of styles made popular by the likes of Moriyama Daido, Ninagawa Mika, Kawauchi Rinko, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Yanagi Miwa and a handful of other big names.

There is also a quite mystifying trend of “snapshot artists”, people whose work resembles a random collection of everyday subjects and unmemorable moments, thrown together with no apparent continuity, theme, intended idea, meaning or even technical quality.

Yet, among this vast ocean of mediocrity, some incredibly original and powerful work occasionally appears. In the coming months I will feature a number of such artists and photographers.

One name recently gaining more coverage and attention is that of Matsuhara Akitoshi, from Japan’s traditional capital, Kyoto. I first came across his work in 2011, at an exhibition of his (then) most recent work, and have followed his progress since, during which time he has exhibited in various solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and been presented numerous prizes and awards.

From a distance, the often large-scale works appear to have a simple form and calm tranquility which belie the remarkably vibrant intricacy and dynamic energy which they exude as one approaches closer. This apparent contradiction is intimately connected to the ideas which influence Matsuhara’s practice, and which he continues to pursue – a hybrid of science, spirituality and wonder.

I spoke to him recently to discuss aspects of his thinking and technique, and to share some insights into the process behind his work.

Akitoshi Matsuhara Just send bio

Kyoto JAPAN

1961 Born in Kyoto Japan

2012 Drawing the 3rd International Print Triennial Bangkok (Thailand)

2013 Kyoto - Serbia Exchange Exhibition vol.2 (Serbia)(November)

2014 The International Biennial Print Exhibit : 2014 ROC (National Taiwan Museum)

2016 zCONTEMPORAY ART & ESPRIT-ZENz(Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris)

The International Biennial Print Exhibit : 2014 ROC (National Taiwan Museum)

30th Kyoto Art Festival art department International Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art) Kyoto Mayor's Prize

3th Sumitomo Real Estate Sales Photo Contest Professional Second Prize(Tokyo Ginza・seigetsudo gallery) The Editors` Photo Award ZOOMS JAPAN 2017 Nominate Public exhibition painting 8th Japan Center for the Arts Winning a prize (Art Center of Tokyo・Art Center of Kobe)

2017 Art Revolution Taipei (Taipei World Trade Center・GET ART museum)TAIWAN, R.O.C. Sanjūsangen-dō "Rengeō-in" Dedication

2018 100 trumpet memorial ART solo exhibition Kiyomizuji Kyoudo (heavy)

2019 Perspective on Contemporary Art Exhibition solo exhibition ( MORIYAMA Citizen Hall・garalley)

2020 Arte Laguna Prize Photographic Art FINALIST ARTISTS(Venice, Italy)

Solo exhibition planned

2020November 5 (Thu)-15 (Sun) Iga Ueno Suukoudou

2021 Perspective on Contemporary Art Exhibition solo exhibition ( MORIYAMA Citizen Hall・garalley)

2021 June 16 (Tue)-21 (Sun) Kiyomizu-dera Juju

 

 

 

2008 Biwako Hall, Otsu GARDEN PHOTO CONTEST GOLD MEDAL
2009
Asia Digital Art Awards Exhibition (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum) (Tokyo Midtown Design Hub)
E
xhibition of Contemporary Photography writer Kyoto 12th (The Museum of Kyoto)
2010
Public exhibition painting 4th Japan Center for the Arts (Art Center of Kobe) (Art Center of Tokyo)
"Hundred of mind" Kyoto (Yamashiro Furusato Museum) & (Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts & Culture)
Solo Exhibition (ET Art Salon Kyoto)
TRIANGLE EXHIBITION 2010 (ET Art Salon Kyoto)
Exhibition Kyoto `KYOTEN 2010`print (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Biwako Hall, Otsu GARDEN PHOTO CONTEST SILVER MEDAL
Exhibition GOJIGEN (Gallery VEGA Ikeda, Osaka)
2011
Public exhibition painting 4th Japan Center for the Arts Jury Award (Art Center of Kobe)(Art Center of Fukuoka)
2011 The 26th National Cultural Festival in Kyoto Art exhibition Award (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Exhibition of Contemporary Photography writer Kyoto 13th (The Museum of Kyoto)
Solo Exhibition (Konica Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan - France 2011 (Osaka MI gallery)
Exhibition Kyoto `KYOTEN 2011`print GOLD MEDAL (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Their standard-bearer of New Trends Exhibition (Art Center of Kobe)
Asia Digital Art Award Exhibition (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Solo Exhibition (Nishiri our Gallery)
2012 Drawing the 3rd International Print Triennial Bangkok (Thailand)
Anniversary of diplomatic relations 130 Japan ー Serbia "The focus of each perspective × image" Prints Exchange
Exhibition Kyoto Belgrade (Saga Art Space Gallery comes with Kyoto Saga University of Arts)
4th Art Exhibition 2012 public offering Ushiku Biennale (Ushiku Central Lifelong Learning Center)
Exhibition Kyoto `KYOTEN 2012` print ` painting (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Asia Digital Art Award Exhibition (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Kyoto Biennale art and crafts (The Museum of Kyoto)
Exhibition Ranzan GOJIGEN (ET Art Salon)
Part 1-4 Solo Exhibition" (Gallery HAKUHOUDOU)(Gallery Nishiri)(Art Center of Kobe)(Konica Minolta Plaza,Tokyo)
Public exhibition painting 6th Japan Center for the Arts (Art Center of Kobe)
2013
Sompo Japan Art Award Exhibiton FACE 2013 (SOMPO JAPAN MUSEUM OF ART・Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Asia Digital Art Award Exhibition (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Exhibition GOJIGEN (MI Gallery・Osaka)(May)
Exhibition Kyoto Find Eye (2002-2013) (The Museum of Kyoto)(September)
Kyoto - Serbia Exchange Exhibition vol.2 (Serbia)(November)
Exhibition Kyoto `KYOTEN 2013` painting (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
8th Tamba Art Award Exhibition (Tamba City Ueno Memorial Museum of Art)
Exhibition of Contemporary Photography writer Kyoto 14th (The Museum of Kyoto)
2014 Asia Digital Art Award Exhibition (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Japan Center for the Arts Collection Exhibition Dominate art II (Art Center of Kobe)
5th Art Exhibition 2014 public offering Ushiku Biennale (Ushiku Central Lifelong Learning Center)
The International Biennial Print Exhibit : 2014 ROC (National Taiwan Museum)
Exhibition Kyoto `KYOTEN 2014` print & painting (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Public exhibition painting 7th Japan Center for the Arts (Art Center of Kobe・ Art Center of Tokyo)
2015 Solo Exhibition" (Gallery HAKUHOUDOU)
Exhibition GOJIGEN Kyoto (Kyoto International community House)
Soul's photography in Kyoto International Exchange Exhibition( ART FORUM JARFO)
"I play in a bowl" Asai Shinpei. Asai Ryusuke. Ogawa Nobuyuki. (Art Space Kan)
29th Kyoto Art Festival art department International Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Rimpa 400-year commemoration of the 15th Kyoto Contemporary Photography
Exhibition writer Kyoto photo Biennale 2015(Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts & Culture)
2016
”CONTEMPORAY ART & ESPRIT-ZEN”(Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris)
The International Biennial Print Exhibit : 2014 ROC (National Taiwan Museum)
From kokoka to the world (Kyoto International community House)
Kyoto Institute of Photographic Art Exhibition (Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts & Culture)
30th Kyoto Art Festival art department International Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art) Kyoto Mayor's Prize
3th Sumitomo Real Estate Sales Photo Contest Professional Second Prize
(Tokyo Ginza・seigetsudo gallery)
The Editors’ Photo Award ZOOMS JAPAN 2017 Nominate
Solo Exhibition "Heaven & Hell " (Gallery Nishiri)
"Shobou ~ Kyoto artists" Kyoto portrait skills Attorneys Association(Lumen gallery)
Public exhibition painting 8th Japan Center for the Arts Winning a prize (Art Center of Tokyo・ Art Center of Kobe)
2017 Cube Art Exhibition @ Jingumichi( Jingumichi)
Art Revolution Taipei (Taipei World Trade Center ・GET ART museum)TAIWAN, R.O.C.
Sanjūsangen-dō "Rengeō-in" Dedication
Exhibition Kyoto `KYOTEN` print & painting (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Kyoto Institute of Photographic Art Exhibition (Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts & Culture)
31th Kyoto Art Festival art department International Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
International Exchange Exhibition. 2016 Prize Winner Exhibition (Art Space You)
The18th Kyoto Photography Exhibition (gallery MARONIE)
16th Kyoto Contemporary Photography Exhibition writer Kyoto photo Biennale(Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts & Culture)
2018
The 8th Painting Competition Exhibition at the Japan Art Center (Japan Art Center Kobe)
100 trumpet memorial ART exhibition Kiyomizuji Kyoudo (heavy)
32th Kyoto Art Festival art department International Exchange Exhibition(Heian Shrine GAKUDEN)
"- Waten -" (Tokyo Art Lab)
2019
Perspective on Contemporary Art Exhibition solo exhibition ( MORIYAMA Citizen Hall・garalley)
Kyoto Finder Club 24th Exhibition of Contemporary and Cultural Art (Kyoto
Prefectural Museum of Kyoto)
49th Kyoto Photographers Association Exhibition (Kyoto Prefectural Culture and Arts
Center)
Akutoshi Matsubara Exhibition-Yumitsu-(Porta Gallery Hana)
Sensation and handshake art exhibition over the sea (kokoka Kyoto International
House)
33rd Kyoto Art Festival Art Division International Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto
Municipal Museum of Art Annex)
Exhibition writer Kyoto photo Biennale 2019(Kyoto Prefectural Center for Arts &
Culture)
2020 Arte Laguna Prize Photographic Art FINALIST ARTISTS (Venice, Italy)
 
Solo exhibition planned
2020November 5 (Thu)-15 (Sun) Iga Ueno Suukoudou
2021 June 16 (Tue)-21 (Sun) Kiyomizu-dera Jujuin