Kunizo Matsumoto is in charge of the dishes in the family restaurant in Osaka. He obsessively collects a variety of printed brochures of Kabuki theater, exhibition catalogues, guides, etc. His room is filled up with these objects and no one has the right to touch them. He can neither read nor write, yet in 1985, he began to create his own ideograms. Sometimes he copies passages from Kabuki plays. Once the sheet is blackened, he continues “writing” in the air, creating an imaginary dance choreography. In the evening, when all family members are asleep, he writes on the restaurant calender or in the notebooks in his room.
drawing now art fair, le carreau du temple, paris, from march 28th to 31st, 2019.
do the write thing 2: read between the lines, christian berst art brut gallery, from april 26th to june 2nd, 2018.
drawing now art fair, le carreau du temple , from march 22th to 25th 2018.
the museum of everything, from june 10th, 2017, to april 2nd, 2018, MONA (museum of old and new art), berriedale, australia.
art brut live, dox centre for contemporary art, prague, march 27th - august 17th, 2015.
(off)icielle, cité de la mode et du design, paris, 22 - 26 october 2014.
art brut masterpieces and discoveries, carte blanche à bruno decharme, gallery christian berst art brut, october 21st - november 29th 2014.
écritures en délire, collection de l'art brut, lausanne, february 12th - september 26th, 2004.
stephen c. p. gardner, drawing - a complete guide, thames & hudson, 2019.
l'art brut, under the direction of martine lusardy, citadelles & mazenod, paris, 2018.
art brut : la pulsion creativa al desnudo, graciela garcia, sans soleil ed., vitoria-gasteiz, 2018.
catalogue d'exposition, do the write thing 2, read between the lines, christian berst art brut ed., 2018.
revue multitudes, n°69, winter 2017.
exibition catalog, do the write thing : read between the lines, new york, christian berst art brut ed., 2014.
art brut masterpieces & découvertes : carte blanche à bruno decharme, exhibition catalog (21/10-29/11/2014, christian berst art brut), paris, christian berst art brut ed., 2014.