Morio Matsui

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Morio Matsui
松井 守男
Matsui-Morio.jpg
Matsui in 2007
Born1942
NationalityJapanese
Alma materMusashino School of Fine Art, Tokyo
OccupationArtist

Morio Matsui (松井 守男, Matsui Morio, born 1942 in Toyohashi, Aichi) is a Japanese artist who has lived and worked in Corsica, France, since 1998.[1]

Biography[edit]

Morio Matsui was born in Toyohashi, Aichi, the sixth in a family of seven children.[2] His father was wounded in war, and his mother died when he was 14.[2] He studied at the Musashino College of Fine Art in Tokyo.[2]

In 1967, he moved to Paris, France, on a French government scholarship.[2] He continued his studies at the Académie Julian (Guancé Studio, 1967–1968) and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris,(Singier Studio, 1967–1972).[citation needed]

Matsui was made Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2000,[3] and was awarded France's Legion of Honour medal in 2003.[4]

Paintings (selection)[edit]

Le Testament
La Nature
Arbre de Vie
Hope Japan
Univers (detail), 2017, oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
  • Le Testament, oil on canvas, 215 x 470 cm (1985)
  • Paysage en noir et blanc, oil on canvas, 200 x 450 cm (1985)
  • Kakejiku, oil on canvas, 1000 x 215 cm (1987)
  • Triptych: La Crucifixion, La Résurrection, L'Ascension, oil on canvas, (195 x 130 cm) x3 (1998)
  • La Nature, oil on canvas, 215 x 500 cm (2004)
  • Arbre de Vie, oil on canvas, 215 x 500 cm (2006)
  • Soleil levant, oil on canvas, 215 x 500 cm (2007)
  • No more Nagasaki, oil on canvas, 215 x 1000 cm (2010)
  • Hope Japan, oil on canvas, 215 x 1000 cm (2011-2012)
  • Yamato-Damashii (detail), oil on canvas, 215 x 1000 cm (2012)
  • Univers, (detail), oil on canvas, 200 x 200 cm (2017)

Exhibitions[edit]

Matsui at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum in 2014
  • Galerie de France, Paris Twelve Artists from the Singier studio (1969)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris (1971)
  • Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris (1970, 1971, 1974)
  • Salon de Mai, Paris (1970, 1971, 1986)
  • Bernheim-Jeune Gallery, Paris (1978, 1982, 2007)
  • Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris. Contemporary Prints with Pignon, Zao Wou-Ki, Warhol, Picasso (1979)
  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Air France Poster Exhibition with Vasarely, Poliakoff, Mathieu, Hartung, Colin (1981)
  • Toyohashi Art Museum, Japan (1986)
  • Sogetsu Gallery, Tokyo (1986, 1988, 1990)
  • Nichizu Museum of Design, Kyoto (1987)
  • Mitsubishi Artium Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan (1989)
  • New Chitose Airport Terminal Museum, Sapporo (1992)
  • Fesch Museum, Ajaccio. Retrospective (1997)
  • La Marge Gallery, Ajaccio (1998)
  • Fine Arts Museum, Menton.Masters of Modern Portrait with Giacometti, Warhol, César, Arman, Ben (1999)
  • Palais de l'Europe, Menton. Contemporary Nudes Exhibition with Villeglé, Monory, Velikovic, Combas, Di Rosa (2000)
  • Ajaccio, Monaco, Paris, Nice, Calvi, Nagasaki. Exhibition of the triptych "La Crucifixion, la Résurrection, l'Ascension" (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008)
  • Saint Paul de Vence Museum (encounter with André Verdet) (2001)
  • Galerie de la Marine, Museum of Nice (2002)
  • UNESCO, Miro Hall, Paris (2003)
  • Expo 2005 in Aichi, French pavilion, Japan (2005)
  • Takashimaya, Nihombashi, Tokyo (98 large paintings: 5, 7 and 10 meters) (2005)
  • Chanel Nexus Hall, Ginza, Tokyo. 150th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between France and Japan (2008)[5]
  • Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, French pavilion, Spain (2008)
  • Goto Cultural Center, Nagasaki (2010)
  • Toyohashi City Museum of Art & History, Japan Retrospective (2010)
  • Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall, Nagasaki 65th anniversary (2010)
  • 5/R Hall & Gallery, Nagoya (2011)
  • Contemporary Arts Festival, Aspretto base, Corsica (2011)
  • Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum (2012)
  • Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum for the 90th anniversary of the Franco-Japanese cultural partnership (1924-2014). 151 paintings plus 17 measuring 10 meters (2014)
  • Lourdes Sanctuary(43 paintings in 6 sites). Each year the sanctuary greets 80 000 sick people, 100 000 volunteers and 6 000 000 pilgrims (2015).
  • Kyoto Sanctuary. Kamigamo-jinja, Hosein and Sanzen-in Temples where the artist celebrated his 50-year career (2016-2017).
  • Tsukiji Honganji Temple, Tokyo (Opening ceremony celebrating the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan)
  • Inaugural Exhibition at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo (2018)
  • Sakuragaoka Museum, Toyokawa (2020)

Books[edit]

  • 80 works from 1966 to 2000, French-English, 150 pages, DCL editions 2001[6]
  • Recent works from 1997 to 2007, French-Japanese, 50 pages, DCL editions 2007[7]
  • Matsui Morio - Retrospective, Catalogue of the retrospective at the Toyohashi City Museum of Art & History (Japan) 17 July - 22 August 2010, Japanese-English, 133 pages, Insho-sha editions 2010[8][full citation needed]
  • Création de la Lumière in June–July 2014 at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Japanese, 223 pages, Showado editions, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aria Magazine No.187, September 2009, France
  2. ^ a b c d Kenrick, Vivienne (24 July 2004). "Personality Profile: Morio Matsui". The Japan Times Online. Japan: The Japan Times Ltd. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ Corse-Matin, published 22 October 2000, No.19213
  4. ^ Corse-Matin, published 22 July 2003, No.20206
  5. ^ See 2008 Exhibitions Chanel Ginza
  6. ^ Amazon ref:ISBN 2-911797-46-9. DCL editions 2001
  7. ^ Amazon ref:ISBN 978-2-35416-005-0. DCL editions 2007
  8. ^ Insho-sha editions 2010, APT International 1-26-4 Minami-Aoyama, Mikato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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