I studied sculpture at Tama Art University and experienced using various materials. I was fascinated by the beauty of the original state of each material. Since every material is perfect as it is, I always wanted to use materials in their original condition. Since then, when I create my artwork, I always cherish the original condition of materials and try to be guided by the ways that they are already being transformed by nature and traditional human-directed processes. It is my hope that you will be able to enjoy the objects that I exhibit as both raw materials, interesting for their own inherent natural properties, and as works carefully shaped by an artist to draw attention to certain processes and ideas, to provoke various questions and to enrich the experience of sharing space and time with the object and its journey.
Yasuka Matsumoto graduated from Tama Art University in 2009. This is her first exhibition in New York. She has participated in the following group exhibitions in Japan:
2011 Art Festival at Tama Art University
2010 Art Festival at Tama Art University
2010 Wooden Sculpture Class Exhibition at Tama Art University
2009 Tama Art University Sculpture Exhibition
2007 Graduation Show at Hachioji High School Art Course Specialization