Japanese Modernism Across Media

Anatomical Dissections

Additional Works

In regards to Anatomy Chart, Left Tympanic Membrane (2007) and Anatomy Chart, 7th Cervical Vertebrae (2007), Matsui made the following remarks:

"These dissection scenes examine destroyed parts of the artist's own body. They depict the desperate adhesion and destructive narcissim of the individual who strives to live at all costs or else to die at all costs. Who endeavors to survive even if it means being embedded with steel. A living body implanted with a foreign material suggest a tenacious attachment that pushes to such lengths."3


1. Matsui, Fuyuko. The Collected Works of Matsui Fuyuko, Part Two (Matsui Fuyuko Gashū ) 松井冬子画集. 2 2. Tokyo: Edition Toreviru, 2008