International Light Art Project

Ken Matsubara

Papier in the Wind
courtesy of the artist


Haus der Stiftungen (House of Foundations) / Galerie Seippel, Zeughausstraße 26, 50667 Köln


Paper in the Wind
2016, movie, old Japanese book (yamato-koji), projector, 13.21 Min.

Storm in a Glass
2016, movie, mixed media, 28,14 Min.

Candle - Microphone Stand
2017, movie, antique microphone stand, Ptojektor, acrylic board, mixed media

Broken Mirror - Medical Box
2017, unique antique medical box, movie, mixed media

Moon Bowl
2017, variable size, movie, mixed media

Ken Matsuabra’s artistic research focuses on the relationship between the present and the past. His film-objects are objects of everyday life that are extended by film projections. In doing so, he understands photography and the viewing of photographic material as a pendulum movement between the present and the past, between experience and memory.


Ken Matsubara
born 1949 in Tokyo [jp]
lives and works in Tokyo

-1974 Musashino Art University, Tokyo


exhibitions (selected)


Spring Steps, Loko Gallery, Tokyo
Repetitión, Galeria Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid [es]
Recall, MA2 Gallery, Tokyo


Hou-chou, MA2 Gallery, Tokyo
Convergence: Digital Media and Tachnology, Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon [us]


Hou-chou, Galerie Eric Mouceht, Paris
Repetition - Book, Galeria del Paseo, Punta del Este [uy]
CALL AND RESPONSE, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Oregon


Repetition - Book, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong [hk]
Smoke and Mirrors, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Florida [us]
Venice Meeting Point, Navy Officer's Club, Venedig [it]

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