Ken’ichi Matsubara is an artist born in Japan and living in Düsseldorf, Germany. He uses diverse media to create works related to the appearance and history of various spaces. He observes spaces such as architectural elements, urban structures, landscapes and political boundaries as containers of consciousness and memories, and attempts to capture the thoughts and emotions reflected there. In his works, these spaces are dismantled and reconstructed in their unique ways to question how we understand and imagine the world.

Exhibitions

2017
'Contemporary Art Ruhr', Zollverein, Essen / 12 – 14 May
'Urban Stage', Bayer Erholungshaus, Leverkusen / 15 Jan. - 12 Mar.
2016
'Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie', Kunstforum der TU, Darmstadt / 22 – 24 Apr.
'Portfolio Review 2016 / Duesseldorf Photo Weekend', NRW Forum, Düsseldorf / 13 Feb.
2014
'Ein Buch ist kein Behälter', Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne / 17 – 30 Oct.
'Forty Five Symbols', Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln, Cologne / 5 Jun. – 7 Jul.
2012
'KHM Rundgang', Trinitatiskirche, Cologne / 17 – 30 Oct.
Biography

2011 – 2016
MA Media and Fine Art (Diplom Mediale Künste)
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
(Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln), Germany

1997 – 2011
works as a graphic designer and translator

1994 – 1997
BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design
London College of Printing, UK

1992 – 1994
attended BA Imaging Arts and Sciences
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

1989 – 1990
attended BA Literary studies, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
松原健一

2011 – 2016
ケルン メディア芸術大学
メディア芸術修士課程 修了

1997 – 2011
グラフィックデザインと翻訳に従事

1994 – 1997
ロンドン カレッジ オブ プリンティング
グラフィック & メディアデザイン学科 修了

1992 – 1994
武蔵野美術大学映像学科 中退

1989 – 1990
慶應義塾大学文学部 中退

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