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Hidehito Matsubara

Matsubara started creating works as a professional artist in 2002. Since then he has had group exhibitions from 2010 onwards, the most significant being a showing at the Kobe Watakushi Museum in Hyogo, Japan (2011) while other group showings have taken place between 2010 -2012 at various galleries in Japan. Matsubara has had one Solo exhibition in 2011 at Gallery Buburindo in Hyogo, Japan.

Matsubara’s almost miniature artworks are remarkable and incredibly striking, as well as exhibiting exceptional handiwork. Painted paper is ripped by hand to small pieces and assembled to generate an alluring world. Are these feathers or scales, or other patterns that imitate nature’s language? The otherworldly feel to the works evokes curiosity in viewers and a fascination stemming from the obviously time consuming and delicate nature of the works. In some pieces the layers of paper radiate outwards, as if it is a sharp-edged version of ripples on water, in others, the configurations imply that the work is a partial representation of some creaturely or floral origin. Whatever thoughts these pieces conjure, each has a distinct yet quiet appealing presence reminiscent of the natural world and its phenomena, but also with a sense of the futuristic. Beholding one of these unusual works is akin to glimpsing an exquisite treasure.


1973 Born in Hyogo Prefecture

2004   Graduated from Osaka Sogo Design School

Currently Lives in Hyogo

<Solo exhibitions>

2011  Gallery Buburindo, Hyogo, Japan ('12)
  "Passion of Japan" Pink Guy Gallery, Malaysia
 Gallery Buburin-do, Hyogo, Japan

<Group exhibitions>

2010  Gallery Buburindo, Hyogo, Japan
 Kobe Watakushi Museum, Hyogo, Japan
     CHAIN OF ART Arts Aid Tohoku, Gallery Shimada, Hyogo, Japan
     ULTRA004 (YOD Gallery), SPIRAL, Tokyo, Japan
     Artspace Abando, Osaka
  No Words Needed, YOD Gallery, Osaka, Japan
     Art Expo Malaysia 2012 (YOD Gallery), MATRADE Exhibition & Convention
     Centre (MECC), Malaysia
 Singapore Art fair 2014 (YOD Gallery), F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard,
 Miniature Kobe Exhibition vol16, Gallery Shimada, Kobe
 “repetitive motion”,YOD Gallery, Osaka, Japan
     “Accumulate Vol.5 Hidehito Matsubara and Michika Yamada”, Jinen Gallery,
 YOD Gallery 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, YOD Gallery, Osaka
     VOLTA14, Basel, Switzerland
     ART OSAKA 2018, Hotel Granvia, Osaka
     “~Shining Brilliance~ An Exhibition of Contemporary Artists”, Artglorieux Gallery, Tokyo


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