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Artist Talk with Hiroyasu Tsuri / TWOONE

Talk Event
December 19, 2018

Berlin-based Japanese artist Hiroyasu Tsuri (also known as TWOONE) will present an intimate artist talk discussing his diverse practice. Working internationally to deliver large-scale public murals, exhibitions of his paintings, drawings, photography and sculptural mixed media works, Tsuri will share stories from his recent residency in Antwerp, painting a mural at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands), and transforming a 100-year-old abandoned house in Longueuil-Annel (France) and many other creative projects, collaborative and self directed.

Informed by his roots in graphic design and graffiti, Tsuri’s current trajectory in fine art demonstrates his limitless compulsion to create images and commentaries on the world, and an impulse to move between mediums with new projects and ideas.

This talk event is part of the event program for Surface Tension, a free exhibition on display at The Japan Foundation Gallery from 26 November 2018 – 25 January 2019.


Hiroyasu Tsuri (b. 1985, Yokohama, Japan) is a contemporary Japanese artist whose work embodies hybridity, combining traditions from East and West, studio practice and street art, representation and abstraction. He is also well known as TWOONE for his large-scale mural works around the world. Over the past 6 years, Tsuri has garnered strong international recognition and has exhibited his versatile and unique artwork in galleries and museums across the globe. His diverse practice spans many genres, including painting, drawing, sculpture, site-specific installation, performance, sound and large-scale outdoor murals. Tsuri has exhibited internationally in the Netherlands, France, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and more. Since 2014 Tsuri has been based in Berlin. His works are held in the permanent collections of The National Gallery of Victoria and the City of Yarra and he is represented by Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne.

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December 19, 2018 (Wednesday)
6:30pm-8pm (drinks with the artist from 6pm)

Free, limited capacity. Walk-ins are welcome.
Bookings not required.

The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

(02) 8239 0055

Header image: TWOONE in the studio during a residency at Boab Art Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, 2018. Photograph: Naoto Sakamoto


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