Tomokazu Matsuyama

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Working in acrylics (either on canvas or paper), Tomokazu Matsuyama creates a chaotic mix of cultures. Often, he pays homage to former art historical trends, but always incorporate his understanding of the global, urban world. Painting scale, too, is interesting in Matsuyama's work; he'll often produce things in strange shapes, which forces an immediate conversation with architecture.

He's currently showing at Frey Norris in San Francisco. The Future Is Always Bright closes on June 30, 2012.