Hello ｍｙ name is JONJON GREEN by Youta Matsuoka. These are all my art works on this blog. welcome n enjoy!
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Hello my nAme Is JONJON GREEN by Youta Matsuoka.
Life is Just a dream like a movie.
enjoy and laugh it off.
JONJON GREEN by Youta Matsuoka
TYPE /Painting and etc.
Born in Takasaki, Gunma prefecture Japan
Personal History and Profile:
When he was little, he already started listening to JAZZ like Count Basie or Dave Brubeck Quartet and also Rock’n Roll like Rolling Stones because of his dad. But he was also into playing around in the forest or river and making his and his friends’ hideout as a little kid. His mom was a painter and she took him to museums and galleries so that he naturally started getting interested in paintings. At that time he was into drawing endless maze and kept doing it with his mom cheering him up. He was also super into basketball for 6 years until first year of high school and busy imitating Michael Jordan. But somehow he joined an art club suddenly. That was a turning point. For school festival he displayed a video of public toilets in Takasaki city and a huge object featuring his complains about teachers. His rebellious spirit came from those days.
After graduating from high school he moved to Tokyo. After a year he entered Tama Art University but he didn’t like circles/clubs there. So he started his own called “Bad Beans” with his friends and they did anything they wanted to do with no rules. Student Association hated them. While learning graphic design, he was into music, booze and weed. He met his best buddy, Michinori Maru and they started this livepainting unit called “MARKHOL”. His live-painting career started there.
During his art college days, JONJON GREEN got influenced by streetrelated cultures such as beatniks and Graffiti and counter cultures such as Hippy movement and Punk Rock. After graduating from school, he went to travel around Asia and Europe as a backpacker. After coming back to Japan in 2004, he started his artist career including livepainting. Having rebellious spirit resonant with the vandalism of graffiti culture, his style varies from soft to hard and it has sarcastic/satirical taste. Until 2010 he traveled around the cities in Japan to paint walls and his main focus was
livepainting. After that, he switched to making personal art pieces and started having art
shows at galleries and also doing commercial work for big corporation/companies.
His recent works are in the same direction as his “SCENES” series in 2012 but they have got much more minimal for screen structure with various materials. The abstract scenes
are cut into comicstyle segmentation. This sense of spaces and minimalism is pretty characteristic of Japanese artist. But JONJON GREEN also has been taking influences from overseas cultures, so the style is his original in the end.
He doesn't see himself as a street artist, but as a contemporary artist. His art would make you think about the concepts and feelings behind. His works can be called “Mixture Art” as they are made with many different materials like acrylic, oil, watercolors and etc. Also because of the complicated segmentation, there are so many layers in his art. It could be abstract and concrete at the same time and you will be amazed and confused by his daydreaming wonderland.
_ PLANET STORY_mangosteen_nakameguro/TOKYO
_ PLANET STORY and THEN_麹町画廊_koujimachi/TOKYO
_ Eye Ryme05_artzone_Kyoto
_ DROP IN_asanoha_harajyuku/TOKYO
_ Gallery SCENE openig show _ shibuya/TOKYO
_ 3 _ AMP _ kouenji/TOKYO
_ SEXY? Distorted Line,comic _ 麹町画廊_ koujimachi/TOKYO
_ Art exactry for your daily life _ AMP _ kouenji/TOKYO
_ Strange Bedfellows _ COMPOUND _ portland / U.S.A
_ 風の環展 _ 兜屋画廊 _ ginza/TOKYO
_ spincollectif tokyo exhibition _ 麹町画廊 _ koujimachi/TOKYO
_ New Wave _ sunshine studio _ harajyuku/TOKYO
_ First Edition _ common _harajyuku/TOKYO
_ アイデアソース展 _ AMP _ kouenji/TOKYO
_ Gunkan crossing _軍艦マンション _shinjyuku/TOKYO
_ PEACE by PIESE _ common _ harajyuku/TOKYO
_ Re:CONSTRUCTION _ common _harajyuku/TOKYO
_ バグビジョン _ AMP _kouenji/TOKYO
_ TRY&ERROR _ SPES LAB _ebisu/TOKYO
_HOME is WHERE THE ART IS _hellion gallery _portland/U.S.A
_MULTIPILES_CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY_roppongi/TOKYO
_TOKYO STREET _Gallery 8 at Artspace@Helutrans (ground floor) Presented by: Ikkan Art Gallery & Clear Edition & Gallery Japan_ Singapole
_Vancouver×Tokyo_EL Kartel （Vancouver/CANADA）× AMP （高円寺/Tokyo）
_Aquvii Art THE TERMINAL _the terminal_harajyuku/Tokyo
_#BCTION _office building_koujimachi_Tokyo
contact / email@example.com