MORIO MATSUI

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At age of 10 in 1952
On the left, singing at a school activity
As a sixteen year old schoolboy
1958
Yokohama harbour in March 1967
Morio Matsui was 24 years old. Boat trip from Yokohama to Nakhodka. Flight from Nakhodka to Khabarovsk.Transsiberian from Khabarovsk to Moscow. Moscow to Paris and finally 'East Station'. The journey lasted close to three weeks.
Southern France
Edouard Pignon's studio at Hyères in 1969. Matsui met Picasso, an old friend of Pignon and his wife, the art critic Hélène Parmelin. When they met Picasso said to Matsui: 'My little chinese fellow you will be great like me'. Matsui replied: 'I'm Japanese and a master, how can you say that without even having seen my work?'.Picasso: 'Your works are in your eyes as are mine'
Paris 1972
'Êtres humains' series
1975
On the roof of his Parisian studio
1985
At his his Parisian studio
Debating Art at Kenninji temple in Kyoto. June 1987
Yamashita Yosuke, jazz pianist. Morio Matsui. Raku Kichizaemon, ceramist, 15th generation.
1990
With his 'jewelry-paintings' in Tokyo.
Canvas in Quiet, Polydor, 11-25-1996
Tribute to Morio Matsui in Corsica by Yosuke Yamashita at the piano.
Powerwagon belonging to Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan
Invited by the prince to 'Barzan' palace for a discovery of the desert. Abou Dhabi 1999
....his caravan and the garage under construction!
Abou Dhabi 1999
portrait of Sheikh Hamad
10-30-1999. Oil on canvas 98x98 cm.
Monte Carlo. April 1999
Presentation to the Press of his painting entitled 'Kakejiko' (1000x215cm 1987), hanging from the front of the Monte Carlo Atrium.
Paintings. April 1999
At the atrium of Monaco's Opera.
Monaco Grand Prix 2000
With his friend since 1984. Mr Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula I
For the 75th anniversary of the Monte Carlo Country Club
The inauguration of Morio Matsui's exposition by SAS Prince Albert II,
Mrs Elizabeth-Anne de Massy (President of the the Monegasque Tennis Federation and of the Tournament Committee),
Mr Alain Manigley, President of the board (SMETT)... April 2003
Corsica 2006
Michel Dauberville and his wife at the studio.
Japan 2008
Invited by the founder to Hello Kitty's house with Marilyn Monroe's bathtub!
Tokyo 2008
The artist's portrait broadcasted at the Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo 2008.
Goto islands (Nagasaki)
Studio-school since 2008
Goto islands (Nagasaki)
Corridor at the studio-school
Goto Cultural Centre Goto in 2010
students in front of the painting 'No more Nagasaki'
Peace speech at the Toyohashi museum 2010
Former Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura (1999-2009). During the retrospective in July-August 2010
Studio-school in Goto 2010
Full page article published in the 'Asahi Shimbun' newspaper (equivalent of 'le Monde') on 09-06-2010 printed in 8,031,579 copies.
Tokyo 2010
The painting entitled 'La Paix' at the 7th anniversary of the 'Club Concierge'.
Japan 05-08-2011
Inauguration at the Tsushima airport of two paintings from the series 'Yuuki' (courage). Top: 'Chikara' (force), 2011, oil on canvas, 73x92 cm. bottom: 'Hikari' (light), 2011, oil on canvas, 73x92 cm.
Japan 10-01-2012
Art Speech at the Kokura base with the painting 'Hope Japan' (Centre)
Nagasaki 05-30-2012
The artist's speech at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum for the opening of his exhibition
2013
Honorary president of Goto's (Nagasaki) firefighters since 2009 (centre front row)
Goto islands (Nagasaki) 01-22-2013
Visiting with Unesco's president of honor Mr Koïchiro Matsuura (director-general from 1999-2009) at the studio-school.
Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall 21-22 june 2013
Health colloquium participation with several large paintings: 'The 18th congress of Japanese society for palliative medicine'(15 360 visitors).
Nagasaki 06-07-2014
Actress Sayuri Yoshinaga, attending the exhibition 'Création de la Lumière' at Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum. 151 paintings + 17 measuring 10 meters, from June 7th to July 13th 2014. In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Franco-Japanese cultural partnership (1924-2014).
Lourdes. July-August 2015
Tribute to "Mon Neko" next to Pope John Paul II at the Notre-Dame Reception (43 paintings en 6 places).
Kyoto 10-25-2016
Emperor Akihito and Empress's visit to Kamigamo-jinja temple. During the painting process of "fusuma-e" (Japanese paper sliding doors)