EXHIBITIONS

Seiji Matsumoto EVERYDAY

CURRENT

2021.6.26 [sat] – 7.31 [sat]

YUKIKOMIZUTANI

YUKIKOMIZUTANI is excited to announce Seiji Matsumoto’s exhibition, “EVERYDAY” from June 26 (Sat) to July 31 (Sat). Seiji Matsumoto is an illustrator, well known for his collaboration with UNIQLO, New York Times, and many other Japanese and international brands. Departing from his previous body of work across various fields, the paintings and drawing at YUKIKOMIZUTANI is a new effort built upon his experience.

 

Our everyday life is full of wonderful moments.

You don’t have seek for something new, or gain new knowledge and matter.

Things that we need and blissful moment are already plentiful in our everyday life.

This awareness is expressed through animals in my character works.

In ANDY the mouse, we see his passion for cheese and his everyday life with his friends.

I hope this will be an opportunity to realize the GOOD TIME that surrounds us in our everyday lives.

– Seiji Matsumoto

 

In this exhibition, many works feature the character ANDY. ANDY the mouse, who is missing a tail, conveys the idea that we do not all have to be the same. Not having a tail may be “special”, making one different from everyone else. However, the bond we see among the mouses shows how a society can embrace those differences as something natural. As Seiji Matsumoto has spent time with many animals, animals have become motifs in his works.Seiji Matsumoto is also an active member of an artist collective, Coperus. Through his works, he challenges us about the environmental issues and how they affect our children’s future.

 

In this solo exhibition titled “EVERYDAY”, small happiness and comfort of everyday life are depicted with a gentle touch through animal motifs. The works remind us, who are busy living “EVERYDAY” in today’s society, to be grateful of the day to day, and bring us to a feeling of comfort.

 

ANDY 9, 300x300mm, acrylic on paper, 2021

ANDY 9, 300x300mm, acrylic on paper, 2021

ANDY-Shitting 1, 606×727mm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

ANDY-Shitting 1, 606×727mm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

DD-One day 4, 455×380mm×4, acrylic on canvas, 2021

DD-One day 4, 455×380mm×4, acrylic on canvas, 2021

ANDY-Shopping, 1455×1120mm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

ANDY-Shopping, 1455×1120mm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

ANDY-SUBWAY, 4860×1303mm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

ANDY-SUBWAY, 4860×1303mm, acrylic on canvas, 2021

EVERYDAY2021, YUKIKOMIZUTANI, photo by TOYOHIRO MATSUSHIMA

EVERYDAY2021, YUKIKOMIZUTANI, photo by TOYOHIRO MATSUSHIMA

EVERYDAY2021, YUKIKOMIZUTANI, photo by TOYOHIRO MATSUSHIMA

EVERYDAY2021, YUKIKOMIZUTANI, photo by TOYOHIRO MATSUSHIMA