Hiroko Matsushita

 

Berlin-based artist Hiroko Matsushita chooses paper as her medium to shape light and shadow. For P & T she has interpreted the bright and bold patterns of P & T Master Blends with her unique papercraft. Her artwork is presented within the window displays of P & T Mitte and Charlottenburg over the course of the summer season.

Berlin-based illustrator and artist Hiroko Matsushita chooses paper as her medium to shape light and shadow. For P & T, she has applied her current research into fluorescent paper to create the window installations for both Mitte and Charlottenburg stores. Taking inspiration from P & T Master Blends, Hiroko has interpreted the bright and bold patterns of the packaging design with her paper technique.

Hiroko’s expression is an ever-changing exploration of dimension on paper structures. She reveals that paper has expanded her notion of illustration to light, shadow, positive and negative spaces. Considering these elements she has assembled a fabric of fluorescent paper forms that appear as interconnected geometries of colour from behind a translucent sheet of paper.

 

Like Shoji, the Japanese paper screen door, Hiroko uses translucent paper to soften and diffuse light. Light enters the surface of her work and stretches the fluorescent colour into a fine gradation across the surface, reducing our sense of depth. Playing with the uncertain boundaries between flatness and volume, we are made to observe our shifting dimensions of perception.

“Master Blends” series of artwork created for P & T by Hiroko Matsushita, we welcome our friends in Berlin to our stores in Mitte and Charlottenburg for a viewing.

Each piece is available for purchase, please consult our tea-ists in store.

Images courtesy of Jenny Peñas and Rian Davidson

www.hirokomatsushita.com