Tomokazu Matsuyama is a Japanese artist currently based in New York. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. Matsuyama’s work is reflective of his multi-cultural background (Japanese and American), in which he blends together both Eastern and Western aesthetics. His art draws influences from Edo- and Meiji-period Japanese art, classical Roman art, classical Greek art, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and the visual language of global, popular culture as embodied by mass media.
To him, the “Peanuts Global Artist Collective” is perhaps one of the most fun yet challenging projects he’s been involved with. His fondest memory of Peanuts was when Charlie Brown and Snoopy visited Charles M. Schulz’s studio in Santa Rosa, California.