“Born in 1969, living and working in Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi, Japan. Matsuoka finds inspiration from his childhood memories and deteriorated toys and devices out of that period. He urges the viewer a kind of nostalgic feeling with the ´worn-out´ sculptures that are a blend of various animals, fish, boats, vehicles and machinery. Matsouka primarily uses industrial resin clay and other materials for his work. The sculptures are meticulously finished with acrylic paint, which aids his desire to express the progression of time.”
Note: The images below are examples of Matsuoka’s recent work. Contact Artishox Gallery for available pieces.