Tomokazu Matsuyama, a Japanese artist based in New York, examines the impact of globalization upon individual cultural identity. With The Future is Always Bright. Matsuyama blends East and West and the historical with the modern; mixing elements of masterworks from the Japanese tradition of large scale screen and wall painting with more contemporary themes: the struggle for survival, financial success, and the preservation of optimism in the face of ceaseless routine. By incorporating classical Japanese symbols for success and longevity — the koi, swan, and turtle — the artist transforms The Future is Always Bright into a talisman for even the most difficult times.
Artware Editions is an approved Maharam Digital Projects retailer and offers the complete line of artist-designed digital wallpapers. These mural-style wallpaper installations are sized, priced and produced on a project-specific basis. There is a minimum purchase price based on the size of the original legend designed by the artist. It is not required that the total square footage be used but up to the indicated amount is available for the minimum purchase price. The total original image for this wallpaper is 137 square feet and this can be scaled and repeated to custom-fit any space on a project-specific basis. The wallpaper has a matte laminate finish which can be cleaned using mild soap and warm water.