Masato Mizutani SOLO EXHIBITION 「Aftereffect」

2020.11.21 – 2020.12.13

Masato Mizutani

Masato Mizutani SOLO EXHIBITION 「Aftereffect」

Gray Rain (Study after Velázquez/Francis Bacon) 2020, 23.0 x 16.0cm acrylic paint on canvas wooden panel, paper, inkjet

ARTDYNE is pleased to present “Aftereffect”, the solo exhibition by Masato Mizutani.

Born in Osaka in 1990, Mizutani studied at the Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Arts and Crafts, Western-style painting course, and then completed the oil painting course at Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Fine Arts.

Mizutani is also known as an artist who works with a unique technique. He creates a space in the center of a thickly painted layer on a panel and pastes a copy of a work by a famous artist from the past on the back. He then makes numerous holes in the panel and pours paint of the corresponding color through each hole. From the surface of the work, something like organic substances or fascinating internal organs overflows, undulating, which then accidentally adheres to the surface. Mizutani’s works, which are “born” beyond the artist’s intentions, carry with them the fundamental questions of what is the essence of painting and how creation of artworks should be, and combine the seemingly incompatible elements of sensuality and sublimity.

In this exhibition, in addition to the techniques he has used so far, a new series of works will be shown. We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy Mizutani’s creations.

Please note that admission may be limited depending on the situation. Thank you for your understanding.


Masato Mizutani


Born in Osaka


Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Arts and Crafts, Western-style Painting Course, General Formative Arts Seminar


Completed the Oil Painting Course, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts

Solo Exhibitions


“12.3 billion souls” HARMAS GALLERY


“Sex and the Bacon” FINCH ARTS




“Masato Mizutani Exhibition” TS4312
In addition, he has participated in many group exhibitions and art fairs in Japan and abroad.



Tatehata Akira Prize, a.a.t.m. Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2016, Marunouchi Building, Tokyo


Selected, Wonder Seed 2015, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo