KEN MATSUBARA
H21 1/2 W35 2/4in
H54 W90cm

Medium: Washi paper, sand, loess paint, mineral pigments
Item Number:A14254
景 Scenery 03-4
H36 1/4 W51 1/4 in
H92 W130 cm

Medium: Washi paper, sand, loess paint, mineral pigments

Painted on Japanese Washi paper paneled with wooden stripes
H 37 3/4 x W52 3/4 in ( 96 x 134 cm )
Item Number:A15426
景 Scenery 16-3-07
H47 1/4 W18 1/4 in
H120 W46 cm

Medium: Washi paper, sand,loess paint, mineral pigments,gofun whitewash
Item Number:A15430
澪 Waterway
Medium; Washi paper, sand,loess paint, mineral pigments, charcoal
2016
Item Number:A14959
Scenery 07-4
H63 2/4 W17 3/4 in
H161 W45 cm

Medium; Washi paper, sand,loess paint, mineral pigments, charcoal

2016
Item Number:A14957
Scenery 07-5
H16 3/4 W16 3/4 in
H42 W42 cm

Medium: Washi paper, sand, loess paint, mineral pigments
Item Number:A14962
景 Scenery 07-12
H16 3/4 W16 3/4 in
H42 W42 cm

Medium: Washi paper, sand, loess paint, mineral pigments
Item Number:A14960
景 Scenery 07-10
H29 3/4 W48 1/4 in
H75 W122.5 cm

Medium: Washi paper, sand, loess paint, mineral pigments

2016
Item Number:A14251
Scenery 02-4
H71 x 442 Inch
H180×W1125 cm
(Set of 3 panels)

fusuma painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper
Item Number:A19961
Kukai's View; Sun and Moon, Sun and Venus /旭日昃星
H71 x 187 Inch
H180×W475 cm
(Set of 4 panels)

fusuma painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and white gold on washi paper
Item Number:A19962
Kukai's View; Sun and Moon, Half Moon / 玄月
H71 x 187 Inch
H180×W475 cm
(Set of 4 panels)

fusuma painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and white gold on washi paper
Item Number:A19963
Kukai's View; Sun and Moon, Full Moon / 盈月
H71 x 187 Inch
H180×W475 cm
(Set of 4 panels)

fusuma painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and white gold on washi paper
Item Number:A19964
Kukai's View; Sun and Moon, Crescent Moon / 朏
48 1/4 x 48 1/ Inch
122x122cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper on panel
Item Number:A19965
Sun / 日
49 1/4 x 48 1/ Inch
122x122cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper on panel
Item Number:A19966
Moon / 月
H55 x W31 ½ Inch 
H140 x W80cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper on panel
Item Number:A19967
Sun / 日
34 1/4 59 1/4 Inch
87 x 150cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper on panel
Item Number:A19976
Sound of Moon/ 月聲
23 1/2 x 48 Inch
60 X122cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper
Item Number:A19979
Scenery ’'19.8-2/景 ’'19.8-2
24 1/4 x 35 3/4 Inch
61 x 91cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper in frame
Item Number:A19980
Scenery ’15.10-09/景 ’15.10-09
39 1/2 x 27 3/4 Inch
100x70cm

Japanese painting with earth, sumi ink, mica, and gold on washi paper
Item Number:A19977
Sound of Moon/ 月聲
VIDEO

The Process of Painting by Ken Matsubara from Shoko Aono on Vimeo.

BIOGRAPHY
Featured throughout the world from the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum to Paris and Cologne, Matsubara’s paintings are serene, drifting, yet contained and dynamic. From intense brush strokes to delicate texture, each painting represents a return to nature, an appreciation and consideration of the earth and natural elements. Treasuring communication with nature and our roots, Matsubara travels around the mountains and plains of the Nasu District gathering inspiration and materials of colored earth and sand to produce his paintings. His paintings reflect Matsubara’s own appreciation of nature as each piece, with ink waterfalls and silver moonlight, reflect the breathtaking anomalies of nature that we sometimes forget

1948 Born in Toyama Prefecture
1973 Dokuritsu Bijyutsu exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Record of Awards
1977 Dai-ichi Bijyutsu Award at the Dai-ichi Bijyutsu Exhibition,
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo
1979 Prefectural Assembly Chairman Award at Kanagawa Prefectural Art
Exhibition, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery in Kanagawa
1987 Special Honorable Prize at Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,
Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo
Silver Award at INF International Art Exhibition in Kobe, Japan and China
1988 Ceramic Art Award at the Contemporary Ceramic Art Maquette Exhibition,
Toki City Bunka Plaza in Gifu
Excellence Award at the Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition,
Toki City Bunka Plaza in Gifu

Exhibitions / Events
1979 Japan-France Contemporary Art Exhibition, Grand Palais in Paris,
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Kanagawa Prefectural Art Exhibition, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery
in Kanagawa
1987 Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,
Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo
Tokyo Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo
1989 Japanese Today’s Visual Art Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain
1990 Exhibition for Leading Artists of the Next Generation,
Hakone Open-Air Museum in Kanagawa
2001 Tochigi Prefecture 20th Century Art, Tochigi Museum of Fine Arts
2006 Ken Matsubara Exhibition around Paris to Cologne (France, Germany)
2008 Shoujyou-ruten solo exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
2015 Ken Matsubara KEI, Ginza Ippodo Gallery
2016 Solo exhibition ' Distillation ', Ippodo Gallery New York

and others.

Public Collections and Institutions
1987 Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo
1990 Choanji Temple in Kanagawa
1991 The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1995 Kasama Inari Shrine in Ibaraki
1996 Toyama City Theater for Performing Arts (Aubade Hall) in Toyama
1999 Rakuhouji Temple (Amabiki-kannon) in Ibaraki
Hotel Okura (Tokyo / Fukuoka)
2006 Shogakuji Temple in Ibaraki
2012 Nasu Red Cross Hospital in Tochigi

and others.