Ayumi Matsuba


Ayumi Matsuba was born in Japan.  In 2010, she earned MFA from New York Academy of Art. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York, Miami, and London. Currently, she lives and works in Singapore.


Artist statement


In my art, I try to look for overlooked beauty in everyday life, whichI often find in nature. Even in the city environment where I live, I see beauty in pieces of nature, such as trees, flowers, water and small animals in parks an sidewalks. 

My recent works are loosely representational with many visible brushstrokes. Although I start with representational images, from certain point, I ignore the original picture and paint from my imagination. The process is very fluid and organic. Often the result is quite different from the initial image.

In that sense, I consider my paintings are more about my feeling evoked by nature rather than the nature itself.

​Ayumi Matsuba

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