Takeshi Matsugami Solo Show : ‘Screen’

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Night Out Gallery is happy to present to you a solo show of Takeshi Matsugami : ‘Screen’
The reception party will be on Friday the 18th of August  from 6pm to 9pm.
The exhibition will be from the 19th of August to the 3rd of September 2023.


I have rarely had the opportunity to exhibit my work, so this is the first time I have painted such a large piece all together.

Initially, I was going to paint in the setting of a composition with objects arranged on a table and viewed from above. In reality, however, I felt like I was arranging things on a computer. I would copy and paste, zoom in and out, rotate, and reflect while arranging the objects. I felt a little freer from the actual size of the objects and the gravity in the picture.

What I found out after painting this time is that I seem to like kneading and applying paints on the screen rather than painting. Just as small children enjoy playing with clay and mixing paints together. I was not asked to paint by anyone, nor did I have any education in art, but now I understand one of the reasons why I have continued to paint, and I feel, “Ah, I can still paint.” I felt that I could still paint, and I was honestly happy.






Takeshi Matsugami (Nagoya, Japan) 

Takeshi Matsugami, born in Nagoya in 1980, graduated from the Nippon Designer Geijitsu Gakuin in 2002. His design training is reflected in his work, where a few precise strokes give rise to instantly recognizable everyday objects.

In addition to these strokes that become contours, the artist uses bright colors to stage all those things that surround us: stacked cardboard boxes stamped with world-famous brands, clothes, office accessories, but also food, from a simple banana to a gyoza, a block of tofu or broccoli.
The coarsely brushed paint provides a textured background for the “still life”. The object thus presented imposes itself forcefully on the viewer’s eye. It touches the viewer with its vivid color, its childlike simplicity and even the naivety of its representation.
An artist who uses lines and colors to convey the touching simplicity of objects.

Takeshi Matsugami





Dates : 08/19 – 09/03
  • Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 7pm,
  • Opening party : 08/18 from 6pm to 9pm,
  • Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Where ?

Night out Gallery
150-0001 Shibuya City, Jingumae, 3−42−7 青山太洋ビル 3F 301

東京都渋谷区神宮前3丁目42-7 青山太洋ビル3F 301号室

Categories: Exhibition