Croy Nielsen

Soshiro Matsubara

True Romance

27. 5. – 4. 7. 2020

Images

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020, carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020, carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night II, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 25 × 24 × 10 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night II, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 25 × 24 × 10 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night III, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night III, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Pink Moon, 2020, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 × 73 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Pink Moon, 2020, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 × 73 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Memories, 2020 (detail), found floor lamp, glazed ceramics, found jewelry, wire, 180 x ø 26 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Memories, 2020 (detail), found floor lamp, glazed ceramics, found jewelry, wire, 180 x ø 26 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Twilight, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas in artist frame, 33 × 92 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Twilight, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas in artist frame, 33 × 92 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Mystery, 2020, oil and acrylic on on board in artist frame, 51 × 61 × 1 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Mystery, 2020, oil and acrylic on on board in artist frame, 51 × 61 × 1 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020, glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020, glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night IV, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 9 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night IV, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 9 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Light With Hand, 2020, oil in canvas in artist’s frame, 28 × 23 × 4 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Light With Hand, 2020, oil in canvas in artist’s frame, 28 × 23 × 4 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Love Sick Syndrome II, 2020, card board, plaster, light bulb, paper, 18 × 64 × 39 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Love Sick Syndrome II, 2020, card board, plaster, light bulb, paper, 18 × 64 × 39 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, TRUE ROMANCE. TRUE ROMANCE, 2020, acrylic on paper, 51.5 × 41.5 × 2.5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, TRUE ROMANCE. TRUE ROMANCE, 2020, acrylic on paper, 51.5 × 41.5 × 2.5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night I, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 22 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night I, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 22 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, A Head and Two Circles, 2020, Oil and acrylic on board, 17 × 70 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Head and Two Circles, 2020, Oil and acrylic on board, 17 × 70 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss XIX, 2020, pencil and gesso on canvas in artist’s frame, 56,5 × 51,5 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss XIX, 2020, pencil and gesso on canvas in artist’s frame, 56,5 × 51,5 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, The Caresses, 2020, oil on canvas, 67 × 135 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, The Caresses, 2020, oil on canvas, 67 × 135 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020, glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020, glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm
Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm

Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Press Release

26 May, 1922

I have a bad headache when I wake up in the noon. Alcohol remains in the body.
I drank too much last night.
Looking at the garden, her broken head is lying. I can’t see her face dazzling due to backlight.
It is beautiful.
I cut her head off last night.
Even though cut it off, she was a doll, so there was no blood and no screaming.
I was expecting it somewhere in my mind. I was waiting for it.
Will you let me hear your voice for the last time?
I could remember her appearance, texture, and gesture, but I was forgetting her voice.
I tried to remember her voice.
It’s almost a creation, because I’ve probably invented it each time I tried to remember it.
This wasn’t a drunk momentum, it was part of a careful plan.
To be honest, I was tired of living with her and thought it was enough.
I was completely sanity, but at the same time I was still drifting back in time. Only one person in this world. With a strong intention.
So living with her was a grand project for me. She was a device that made the time of that time appear
in the present. And to not to forget it.
But now I knew it will be completed at last when I lose it.

Images

Soshiro Matsubara

True Romance

27. 5. – 4. 7. 2020
Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020, carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020, carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, A Tale of Romance, 2020 (detail), carpet, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, fabric, wood, light sphere, Carpet: 350 × 200 cm, Sculpture ca. 20 × 130 × 90 cm, Lamp ø 28

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night II, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 25 × 24 × 10 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night II, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 25 × 24 × 10 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night III, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night III, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Pink Moon, 2020, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 × 73 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Pink Moon, 2020, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 × 73 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020, glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Portrait of Alma Mahler, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, artificial hair, wood, fabric, 153 × 30 × 30 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Memories, 2020 (detail), found floor lamp, glazed ceramics, found jewelry, wire, 180 x ø 26 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Memories, 2020 (detail), found floor lamp, glazed ceramics, found jewelry, wire, 180 x ø 26 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Twilight, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas in artist frame, 33 × 92 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Twilight, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas in artist frame, 33 × 92 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Mystery, 2020, oil and acrylic on on board in artist frame, 51 × 61 × 1 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Mystery, 2020, oil and acrylic on on board in artist frame, 51 × 61 × 1 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020, glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020, glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Sphinx I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, acrylic, wood, fabric, 94 × 161 × 14 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night IV, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 9 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night IV, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 26 × 9 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, Light With Hand, 2020, oil in canvas in artist’s frame, 28 × 23 × 4 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Light With Hand, 2020, oil in canvas in artist’s frame, 28 × 23 × 4 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Love Sick Syndrome II, 2020, card board, plaster, light bulb, paper, 18 × 64 × 39 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Love Sick Syndrome II, 2020, card board, plaster, light bulb, paper, 18 × 64 × 39 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, TRUE ROMANCE. TRUE ROMANCE, 2020, acrylic on paper, 51.5 × 41.5 × 2.5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, TRUE ROMANCE. TRUE ROMANCE, 2020, acrylic on paper, 51.5 × 41.5 × 2.5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night I, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 22 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Last Night I, 2020, glazed ceramics, light bulbs, and cable, 20 × 22 × 11 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, A Head and Two Circles, 2020, Oil and acrylic on board, 17 × 70 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Head and Two Circles, 2020, Oil and acrylic on board, 17 × 70 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss XIX, 2020, pencil and gesso on canvas in artist’s frame, 56,5 × 51,5 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, Kiss XIX, 2020, pencil and gesso on canvas in artist’s frame, 56,5 × 51,5 × 3 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, installation view True Romance, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, 2020

Soshiro Matsubara, The Caresses, 2020, oil on canvas, 67 × 135 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, The Caresses, 2020, oil on canvas, 67 × 135 × 2 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020, glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020, glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm
Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Soshiro Matsubara, A Finger I, 2020 (detail), glazed ceramics, chain and found jewelry, 40 × 12 × 2,5 cm

Photos by Kun​st​-doku​men​ta​tion​.com

Press Release

26 May, 1922

I have a bad headache when I wake up in the noon. Alcohol remains in the body.
I drank too much last night.
Looking at the garden, her broken head is lying. I can’t see her face dazzling due to backlight.
It is beautiful.
I cut her head off last night.
Even though cut it off, she was a doll, so there was no blood and no screaming.
I was expecting it somewhere in my mind. I was waiting for it.
Will you let me hear your voice for the last time?
I could remember her appearance, texture, and gesture, but I was forgetting her voice.
I tried to remember her voice.
It’s almost a creation, because I’ve probably invented it each time I tried to remember it.
This wasn’t a drunk momentum, it was part of a careful plan.
To be honest, I was tired of living with her and thought it was enough.
I was completely sanity, but at the same time I was still drifting back in time. Only one person in this world. With a strong intention.
So living with her was a grand project for me. She was a device that made the time of that time appear
in the present. And to not to forget it.
But now I knew it will be completed at last when I lose it.