Sunday, June 5, 2011
HIROYUKI MATSUURA CREATES SPECIAL SET FOR SWATCH
Born in Tokyo, Hiroyuki Matsuura worked as a graphic designer before a solo exhibition in 2005 kick-started his career as an artist. Today he works in the variety of formats—painting, sculpture and limited edition multiples—in Japan and abroad. His colorful characters seem to speak directly to the view, and his work on ‘the world’s smallest canvas’ for Swatch has the same bold, larger-than-life dimension. His characters may live in a fictional world, but they seem entirely familiar to us, intimate friends and fellow travellers in space.
For the SWATCH & ART Collection, Hiroyuki Matsuura has designed six New Gents.