Masuyama Kazuaki

  • Born 1967 in Gifu, Japan.
  • Based in Aichi, Japan.

Masuyama Kazuaki is an artist known for his colorful collage works. One of his main motifs is inspired by the department store Shimizuya, which used to exist in the city of Inuyama in Aichi Prefecture, with many of his works featuring images of the storeʼs exterior, of taxis, or his own name. With support from his surroundings, Masuyama creates his artworks through a complex process that involves drawing, cutting, pasting and again drawing his motifs, resulting in artworks that brim with color and texture and let it seem as if the images of cars and department stores float freely in the air. Masuyama has participated in several open call exhibitions in Aichi, such as Aichi Art Brut and Fureai Art. In 2018, he won the Council Award at the 59th Komaki Citizen Art Exhibition (Aichi, Japan). Recently, he participated in the exhibition Art Brut “Humanity And Nature In Japan” In Niigata, Musée Yukikomachi (2020; Niigata, Japan).

  • SHIMIZUYA TAXI 2, 2017
  • Photo: Ikumasa Hayashi