Japanese-born, Melbourne-based artist, Hiroyasu Tsuri, is probably more familiar to most as TWOONE. As much a part of the city’s scene as any artist born here, TWOONE’s work continues to evolve as an integral part of Melbourne and Australia’s contemporary art landscape. Opening his newest show, SEVEN SAMURAI, at Backwoods Gallery this week, we caught up with TWOONE to get the lowdown on what’s going on behind-the-scenes.
My name is… Hiroyasu Tsuri
But I’m also known as… TWOONE
My latest exhibition is called… SEVEN SAMURAI
And it is about… the psychological portrait of time less human condition and emotion.
Some things that influenced this series are… Time less human condition and emotion
An album I listened to a stack when making the works was… The book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety by this Japanese band, Toe.
The time of the day I’m most likely make art is… All day, everyday. but the weekend and late nights seem to have less distractions, so I can get into it deeper.
The hardest part of putting this show together was… stick with the theme. It was the first time I tried…my interests change minute by minute!
First thing I do when I get up in the morning is…stretch my body to get ready for action.
Some other artists I have been enjoying the works are… Te’, Joy devision, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Mal Waldron, and James Blake
What I’m working on at the moment is… more psychological portraits, and metaphysical landscapes for solo show in Sydney at Mick the gallery; and four 2.4×2.4 panels for a Sydney public art project by aMBUSH gallery.
My favorite colour is… changes everyday, and every hour.
If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I’d be…sheep…. or maybe a pilot
The last website I visited was… Wikipedia ball point pen page.
My favorite YouTube vid is… I don’t really have any.
Tomorrow I will be…better man.
25 Easey Street, Collingwood, VIC
Opening Night Friday, 14th September (6pm)
Until 30th September
Images Courtesy Backwoods Gallery