Matabee valued peoples’ bonds, wishing the world no conflicts and fights and devoted his life time to express his wishes in the space of canvas. His paintings are creative and express his own ideas and feelings.
I was born in Tokyo on November 10, 1986. I’m a painter and illustrator who uses acrylic to create detailed, realistic and often fantastical images. After graduating from an art academy in March 2009, I embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator. Inspired by my successful exhibition in New York in 2010, I also developed a general interest in painting. These days I pursue both painting and illustration. My paintings have been exhibited across the country. I have also been commissioned by both individuals and companies to paint many pieces, including murals, logo designs, stage and concert backdrops, packaging designs and album and magazine covers. My paintings have even been shown on national television. In recent years, I’ve started exhibiting more abroad and at the same time my motifs have become increasingly traditional: kimonos, temples, etc. I hope to reach people all over the world with my paintings and illustrations, depicting Japanese culture and themes.
Well-versed on the transformation of Buddhism Art when it moved from India to Japan. Many of , his works are related to Buddhism legend and folk stories customs. As a priest as well as an artist, his theme lies on historical artworks primarily from India. He tries to express deeper thought on meaning of such artworks and meaning of life through his art.
“Even if the world is destroyed tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today.” (attributed to Martin Luther)
Why are Nobutoshi Masuda’s paintings so realistic? Is it because he is a painter who depicts reality as is in his art or not? The spirit of God is everywhere, and the truth lies in the details. In his paintings he tries to express holiness in ordinary everyday life and matters we do not pay special attention to.