"ART IN THE OFFICE 2009" Program: About the Winning Artist and His Work

About the ART IN THE OFFICE Program

Monex Group, Inc. started the ART IN THE OFFICE program since 2008 as part of its social and cultural activities with the aim to support young contemporary artists. Under this program, Monex Group, Inc. chooses one artist from an open invitation to provide an exhibition space inside the company's meeting room for a certain period of time, as well as expenses and an award. This year, Mr. Chikara Matsumoto was selected from a large number of applicants.


Mimeguri Animation: A Movie Nobody Knows


About the Artwork Concept
The artwork was created through collaboration between the artist and Monex Group employees.
The picture scroll/animation was created by certain episodes told to and drawn out anonymously by the artist, each story was linked to the next, creating a world that linked the past, present and the future.
The picture scroll, which almost looks like textile, is currently exhibited on a 1.6 meter x 10 meter curved wall in a meeting room.
*The artwork is not on exhibit for the general public. 

Profile of Mr. Chikara Matsumoto 

Born in Tokyo in 1967.
Graduated from the Tama Art University in 1991 with a degree in graphic design.


He aims to express himself through videos of his artwork by producing low-tech animation, hand-drawing each frame.
He often collaborates with artists from different genres, and is widely active in directing shows and stage performances. He has been challenging to express musical sound images by continuously joining the electronika band "organ-o-rounge" since 2001. He actively exhibits his "picture scrolling machine" which is an original animation and video equipment along with his artwork, as well as conducting workshops using this machine at shops, hospitals, schools, etc.