05-08 September 2024
05-08 Sept 2024


Conversation With Gallerist, Ryoichi Matsuo from Tezukayama Gallery

We spoke with Gallery Director, Ryoichi Matsuo from Tezukayama Gallery to talk about their presentation for Sydney Contemporary 2023.

Satoru Tamura Installation : «  Point of Contact #7 » Satoru Tamura solo Exhibition view (2018)
Photo credit : Hyogo Mugyuda


The gallery is located in Osaka, can you elaborate on its location and why you chose to open here?

I was born and raised in Osaka, and it was my dream to run a gallery in my beloved Osaka. Now gallery is located in the centre of Osaka, in an attractive area where many young people gather, and many visitors come to see our space.


What are some career highlights, or exhibition highlights in the gallery to date?

Pre-Covid-19 as before 2019, in addition to organising exhibitions in our two-space gallery, we actively participated in Japanesel and international art fairs to introduce our represented artists and received a great response.


What was your first exhibition, and why?

A solo exhibition of Masaaki Suzuki in 2006, a young Japanese artist. We have been working together.


Photo 1: Mitsumasa Kadota Installation : « Super Prism » Mitsumasa Kadota solo Exhibition view (2022)
Photo credit : Hyogo Mugyuda 


 Who are you bringing to Sydney Contemporary and why?

Three artists are introduced here: Satoru Tamura, whose works have been introduced for many years and he had a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Art in Tokyo last year; Mitsumasa Kadota, who paints on canvas with powerful strokes; and Naosuke Wada, who expresses quiet depth through multiple layers of paint.


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