Ken Matsubara is a Japanese artist who primarily works with video art. Using photos, movies, objects and collages, Matsubara’s work addresses memories and histories to which we can all relate, regardless of our backgrounds, statuses or age. He incorporates photographs, videos, object installations, and collages to bring forth the past and to converse with future generations. The artist sees human consciousness as recollections of the same ancient knowledge that transcends the individual, passed down through generations and across peoples, at a microcosmic level. By recollecting shared memories, Matsubara believes that we can overcome individuality

Ken Matsubara
Ken Matsubara
Tokyo, 1949

Current Exhibitions

Ken Matsubara: Repetition

Galería Rafael Pérez Hernando

01 Feb — 10 Mar
This is the first solo exhibition in Madrid by the Japanese artist. “Repetition and recollection are the same movement, just in opposite directions, because what is recollected has already been and is thus repeated backwards, whereas genuine...

Past Exhibitions

Ken Matsubara: Repetition

10 Chancery Lane Gallery
15/10/2015 — 07/11/2015

Solo Shows

“Hou-chou” MA2 Gallery, Tokyo.

“Hou-chou” Galerie Eric Mouchet, Paris
“Hou-chou” La Chambre, Strasbourg. “Repetition – Book” Galeria del Paseo, Punta del Este

“Repetition – Book” 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

“Repetition” Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona / MA2 Gallery, Tokyo
“Repetition – Book” Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto / Art 45, Montreal

Group Shows

“Convergence: Digital Media and Technology” Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon. “Sparrow Night: Artist Working with Light” Museum London, Ontario

“CALL AND RESPONSE” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon

“Smoke and Mirrors” Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida
“Venice Meeting Point” Navy Officer’s Club, Venice
“Ryuta IIda, Yuko Ozawa, Ken Matsubara” MA2 Gallery, Tokyo

“The End of Everything / A New Beginning” LARM galleri ,Copenhagen

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Tokyo Country of birth: Japan Date of birth: 1949 Lives in: Tokyo, Japan
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