松井智惠
Chie Matsui

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By using mediums such as drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and video, Chie Matsui has created a substantial body of work communicating various contemporary and universal ideals. Her work reflects both personal and public memories through the use of highly symbolic material, exposing human nature in simplistic forms.
Matsui’s most recognized series HEIDI is a combination of allegorical stories and personal revelation. Performance and the interaction between body and space is a large component of Matsui’s video work; the ‘character’ navigates through the artist’s desired environment, childlike at times, however she encapsulates the essence of contemporary displacement through movement and sound.
Matsui chooses to create her video works within the space the artwork will be presented. The piece is unedited, utilizing the camera not as a form of documentation, but as an intrinsic part of the performance’s totality. The video subsequently becomes one with the space, yet also distanced and detached, reinforcing the artist’s attitude towards peoples dislocation with society and our surroundings.
Through the presentation of various states of human desire Matsui formulates the inner workings of social structures and breaks them down through symbolism and visual codes. Her work is rooted within a state of other-worldliness; dreamlike in its presentation yet hauntingly familiar.

Her installations include forms and objects of autobiographical reference, exuding a strong tactility often related to her body. Matsui envelops viewers within her art, allowing them to participate and navigate through her work/environment. The lusciousness and eerie beauty of her art, whether that is in video, photograph or sculptural form is a testament to Matsui’s training and breadth of skill.
Matsui has been exhibiting since the 80’s and has held solo showings in Japan and around the world. She has been invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale, MOMA New York and the Yokohama International Triennial of Contemporary Art. Most recently she exhibited in Trace Elements, a group showing in Sydney, Australia.

Works

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edition work


Video work

title year time img 解説
she reaches 2000 40:26

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應典院(大阪市内の寺院)で初展示。展示当時、映像スクリーンの向こう側には墓地が見えた。髪に結びつけた木の枝をひきずる松井。合間に挿入される動物の印象的なショット。
She dissolves 2000 35:56

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信濃橋画廊での個展で発表したインスタレーション作品。会場は地下一階。床下を開けると地下水がたまっている。地上と地下をくりかえし行き来する松井。
KOJIMA 2002 24:03

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南の島が舞台。島の周りをゆっくりとめぐる松井。信濃橋画廊での個展でインスタレーション作品のなかに組み込まれて映写された作品。
KOSO-DORO 2003 13:29 床にぽつんと置かれたマニキュアの瓶に向かって、扉の下を這いながら小部屋にはいる松井。兵庫県立美術館で開催の「人生劇場」で展示のインスタレーション内で撮影され、同展で発表された作品。
HIMARAYA 2003 36:46

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MEMでの個展で発表。画廊がはいる大正時代に建てられた文化財のビルが舞台。身体に沿うような小さなスケールの階段を、一階から四階まで這ってのぼり、仰向けになっておりる動きを真上から撮影。
HEIDI 44 2004 37:37

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大阪港にある築港赤煉瓦倉庫が舞台。ヨハンナ・シュピーリ原作「ハイジ」から松井が読み取った44歳(松井自身の年齢)のハイジとその物語の風景を、インスタレーションという「寓意の入れ物」に放り込み、映像化した作品。信濃橋画廊個展で発表。
HEIDI 44-II 2005 6:54

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HEIDIシリーズ2作目。かつて女学校であった茨木の古い木造の建物で撮影された。現在は建築事務所として使われている内部は木材が置かれた独特の空間。グループ展「IBARAKITAHAMA」にて発表。
HEIDI 44-III 2005 7:38

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HEIDIシリーズ3作目。2作目同様かつて女学校であった茨木の古い木造の建物で撮影された。昇降機の周りの狭い足場で食べる行為に没頭する松井。未発表作品。
HEIDI 45 2005 15:00

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HEIDIシリーズ4作目。横浜、山下埠頭の倉庫群とその周辺が舞台。危険で生活感のない喧噪と、広大な空間、そして間近に迫る海が、全作と似て非なる光景をかもしだす。横浜トリエンナーレ2005で発表。

Exhibitions