MATZU-MTP interprets the contemporary art movement by applying
Japanese techniques and sensibility to his large-scale paintings through brush strokes and iconographies, as well as color palette and the use of negative space. His works flirt with the boundary between traditional Japanese art and urban American influences, exploring the edges of cultural identity. And he pursues that inspiration with tremendous exuberance and a unique visual language that is filled with human emotion. His first book is scheduled for release in June 2007.
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS: Gallery Speak For (Tokyo, 2006)/Streetwise 3 (Los Angeles, 2004)/The Reed Space (New York, 2004)/Dream So Much 2 (New York, 2003).