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.
scrivere designando : when language seeks its other, contemporary art center, geneva, switzerland, from january 29th to may 3st, 2020.
drawing now, le carreau du temple, paris, from march 28th to 31st, 2019.
do the write thing 2: read between the lines, christian berst art brut, paris, from april 26th to june 2nd, 2018.
drawing now, le carreau du temple, paris, from march 22th to 25th, 2018.
the museum of everything, mona (museum of old and new art), berriedale, australia, from june 10th, 2017, to april 2nd, 2018.
art brut live, dox contemporary art center, prague, czech republic, from march 27th to august 17th, 2015.
(off)icielle, cité de la mode et du design, paris, from october 22nd to 26, 2014.
art brut - collection abcd / bruno decharme, la maison rouge, paris, from october 18th, 2014 to january 18th, 2015.
art brut masterpieces and discoveries, carte blanche à bruno decharme, christian berst art brut, paris, from october 21st to november 29th, 2014.
écritures en délire, collection de l'art brut, lausanne, switzerland, from february 12th to september 26th, 2004.
stephen c. p. gardner, drawing - a complete guide, thames & hudson, london, 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.
exhibition catalogue, do the write thing 2, read between the lines, christian berst art brut ed., 2018.
revue multitudes, n°69, winter 2017.
exhibition catalogue, art brut - collection abcd / bruno decharme, la maison rouge, fage ed., lyon, 2014.
exibition catalogue, do the write thing : read between the lines, christian berst art brut ed., new york, 2014.
exhibition catalogue, art brut masterpieces & découvertes : carte blanche à bruno decharme, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2014.