Journeys of the Heart
Works by Hiroe Matsushita
October 6 - 26, 2011
Artist will be present in the Opening Reception: October 6 (Thursday), 2011, 6pm - 8pm
The paper collage works of Hiroe Matsushita are neither for the impatient nor for those who have no time for premium pieces. Her works encapsulate the serene depiction of all the soul-searching journeys that she has made.
Very often audiences have mistaken her works as watercolour paintings as they are visually similar and especially for those viewers who only browse superficially. But for those who are willing to pause and invest their time they will find that her works are little treasures that contain both the fine intricacies of details and the richness of her touch.
builds her pieces up with layer upon layer of coloured
cut paper or simply using just the coloured paper
fibres. She continues the process until the
images become three-dimensional capturing all the
subtleties that she wants. Each piece usually
occupies her weeks if not months.
“Good pieces of art
should be far more than just passing out immediate
shock-impacts. The sensation of tranquility,
as a matter of fact, possesses the wonderful power
of touching the emotion of the viewers.
Instead of letting myself being dragged unwillingly
through the emptiness of artistic exaggeration, I
prefer to work quietly on pieces that comes closer
to my heart,” Matsushita says in her artist’s
painting and graduated from the University of Art of
the City of Kyoto, Japan. Her paper collage
works have won her numerous governor’s and mayor’s
awards in Japan since 2003. She exhibits mainly
in Japan, France and Switzerland and the Journeys of
the Heart exhibition is her first solo in Hong Kong.
exhibition runs from 6th – 26th October, 2011.
Art Beatus Gallery is located in ground floor, 50
Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong (turn from
Hollywood Road). For further information or
interview with the artist, you can contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Dominic Chan at 2522-1138 or Josephine Hau at
Art Beatus Gallery is located on the ground floor of #50 Peel Street, Central (SOHO Area).
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 7:30pm, Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.