Sunday, January 22, 2012

beauty 'n the beast

Japanese culture has become too clean. Our five senses are too blunt, says artist Fuyuko Matsui in a recent interview at the Yokohama Museum of Art. I think Japan needs some fear to stimulate the sense of pain. continue reading
Fuyuko Matsui, Keeping up the Pureness, 2004
Matsui's works, undoubtedly deliver a sense of pain and horror to the viewer. An artist highly skilled in nihonga (Japanese painting) techniques, she sets herself apart from others in the genre with her unsettling subject matter.