Shizuka MATSUI (Selected from open call)
Born in Ibaraki Prefecture in 1992; lives and works in Chiba Prefecture.
On top of oil painting, watercolor painting and other forms of pictorial expression, Matsui also produces installation work that integrates paintings and visual media. By combining fragmented memories and events with videos that show the actual process of painting, she gives visible form to the time that has been deposited in the artwork. The discordant sound of the artist’s own voice and background noise, processed by fast-forwarding and playing backwards, has a disturbing effect on the viewer’s mind. She was exhibited in the group exhibition “Future Exhibition—Art University Competition” (2015) at Galerie Nichido. In 2014, her work was selected to be presented at the Shell Art Award exhibition. At KENPOKU ART 2016, she will be exhibiting a video installation, the motif of which is her memories from the Kenpoku region and its environs, where she spent her childhood.