Matsunaga's works are fused with a multitude of references from ancient magics, animism and anime that all lead to a meditative sense of our universal human condition. Another perspective to seeing Matsunaga's works are that they are rooted in the Japanese background of a post nuclear bombed society and the cultural impact of that in relation to nature and fiction. They draw inspiration from mythology, folklore, popular culture to reflect an increasingly technologised world where a new spirit of mind raises a range of questions to our relationship with nature, the unseen world of the magical and the spiritual.
Awards, Fellowship, Residencies and Publications:
2015 - 'Painting Now', Suzanne Hudson, Thames and Hudson
2012 - John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2007 - Celeste Art Prize Finalist, Trumen Brewey, London
2006 - 'Painting People', Charlotte Mullins – Thames and Hudson
2003 Lexmark European Painting Prize Finalist, London
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