• White Moon
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - White Moon
    mixed media on paper mounted on board 150 x 130 cm $6,000
  • Black Ocean and White Whale
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Black Ocean and White Whale
    mixed media on paper mounted on board 150 x 130 cm $6,000
  • Red Velvet
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Red Velvet
    mixed media on paper mounted on board 150 x 130 cm $6,000
  • Owl
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Owl
    mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm $3,500
  • Crocodile of the Moon
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Crocodile of the Moon
    mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm $3,500
  • Sir
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Sir
    mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm $3,500
  • Where the Bird Is
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Where the Bird Is
    mixed media on paper 110 x 75 cm $3,500
  • Kitsune Masked
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Kitsune Masked
    mixed media on paper 74 x 55 cm $1,700
  • Dinner Talk
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Dinner Talk
    mixed media on paper 74 x 55 cm $1,700
  • My Quiet Jaw Bone
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - My Quiet Jaw Bone
    mixed media on paper 74 x 55 cm $1,700
  • She is Listening
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - She is Listening
    mixed media on paper 74 x 55 cm $1,700
  • Drink More Milk and Get Stronger
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Drink More Milk and Get Stronger
    mixed media on wood 86cm diameter $800
  • Gold Minded
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Gold Minded
    mixed media on paper mounted on board 48 x 32 cm $1,000
  • Fool's Crown
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Fool's Crown
    acrylic paint on wood 10 x 10 x 8 cm
  • King of the Journey
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - King of the Journey
    watercolour and ink on paper 31 x 22 cm $800
  • Straight Portrait
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Straight Portrait
    watercolour and ink on paper 31 x 22 cm
  • Drink More Milk and Get Stronger - Skull
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Drink More Milk and Get Stronger - Skull
    mixed media on wood 51 cm diameter $800
  • Kitsune
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Kitsune
    watercolour and ink on paper 31 x 22 cm $800
  • Eagles
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Eagles
    watercolour and ink on paper 31 x 22 cm $800
  • Four Bones
    TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) - Four Bones
    mixed media on wood 41 x 53 cm $1,000

TWOONE (Hiroyasu Tsuri) | Psychological Portraits & Metaphysical Landscapes

Opening Night: Thursday, Oct 11

Japanese -born Hiroyasu Tsuri, also known as street artist TWOONE, will exhibit for the first time at MiCK from 9 – 21 October.

TWOONE arrived in Melbourne in early 2000 and instantly became an integral part of the “street art explosion” dominating the cultural landscape of Melbourne at the time. As the fervor mellowed and the street art scene matured, TWOONE emerged as one of Australia’s most promising young artists, transcending the boundaries of the street and establishing himself securely in the world of fine art.

He began exhibiting in numerous group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas including at Urban Art, Gallery Scene (Tokyo), Wooden Foundation, No Vacancy Gallery (Melbourne), Space Invaders, National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), In The Absence of Man, China Heights Gallery (Sydney), Ritual, Causey Contemporary, (Brooklyn, NYC) & Au Courant, Tim Olsen Gallery (Sydney).

In 2008, TWOONE held his first solo exhibition at Bus Gallery & Global Gallery in Melbourne and Sydney. He followed this with a solo show at No Vacancy Gallery (Melbourne) in 2008. Since then, he has continued to hold regular solo exhibitions including at Gorker Gallery (Melbourne) 2010, No Vacancy ( Melbourne) 2011 and Backwoods Gallery (Melbourne) 2012.

A true masterpiece, be it painting, music or cinema, invites its audience into a hidden universe of symbolism, calling for the exploration of its nuanced subtlety and in return rewarding with insight into the artist’s heart and mind. As individual experience and interpretations add to this universe, the resulting cultural dialogue builds a mythology that deepens and extends its original intent. TWOONE, explores these ideas in his work. TWOONE’s work is informed by the Nietzschean dichotomy and Western psychology synthesized with Zen philosophy and aesthetics.

“Within us all there is a battle,” says TWOONE. “The form of fighting and the ferocity is what defines us.”

Private commissions by TWOONE include May’s Lane Street Art Project, Sydney, 2008, Two Blue Blocks, Melbourne Central Railway Station, July 2009, 99m long mural colab with Scott ‘Bonsai’ Neoh, Grand Lane Project, Perth and Art & About, Sydney 2012.

In 2012, TWOONE was a finalist in the Metro Art Award.