About Masako’s Paintings


 My art pieces are created by abstract images with depth on the canvases. Paper clay which I use to create depth on the canvas is a familiar material from my childhood. When I start putting my images on the canvas, it has been already envisioned in mind, so I follow the vision to make a base with clay, and carefully levels of depth I need for each portion of the area. Then I mix each individual color, one by one, on my hand to uniquely spread the variety of tone of the paintings. It seems to make more sense to me when an individual color is mixed with a different color unintentionally, even though each color is carefully chosen, and developed to be something unexpected; it fits more perfectly to experience my paintings. This process is easily completed with acrylic paints.

 The images come to me often when I’m experiencing open-minded moments by realizing something new, or somewhere I never thought I’d be. Sometimes, when I encounter writings that perfectly represent my thought or moment of experiences. Also, when I hear music that fits my emotions with the sights I’m looking at, and those moments create my own abstract images by combining the scenes that I capture, and emotion attached from the moment.

 In my paintings, depth, color, and light are the key components. Depth hides some colors from some angles on the canvas. The color represent the moment of experiences. The light creates different images of the paintings through the day. Also, it projects other colors intensively when the light hits from certain angles. I’d like to create opportunity what paintings can show the viewers throughout the day, giving different organic experiences in the audience’s eye each time and finding images unseen before.



Masako Wypycha 
( artist name ・Masako Takamasu )
Based on NYC
  • KuroKirin Espresso & Coffee Manhattan, NY  USA
  • Café Boeki, Sasebo, Japan
  • Monne Porte, Hasami, Japan
  • Northern Manhattan Arts Alliances (NoMAA) Online, New York, USA 
  • Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • Arkas Sasebo Music Hall, Sasebo, Japan
  • Fukuoka City Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Contribution and Display Collections
  • Hirado City Library, Hirado Japan
  • Kitagawa General Hospital, Hirado Japan
  • Ainosono Kindergarten, Hirado Japan
  • Tangible Cultural Property ・ Nagayama Residence / Café Akashiya, Hirado Japan
  • Restaurant Aozora, Saza Japan
  • Restaurant Sakuraya, Sasebo Japan
  • Restaurant Ottantotto, Fukuoka Japan
  • Flower Design School Kaka, Nagasaki Japan
  • Florist Tanpopo, Nagasaki Japan
  • Private Residences, multiple locations in  Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Tokyo Japan / Ohio state, New York City, Buffalo USA



  • Artsper- France based online gallery
  •  Art Curator Japan- Japanese art and culture hub
  • Kyoto University of the Arts- Kyoto Japan - Bachelor of Arts
  • Academy of Art University San Francisco- California - Studied New Media and Fine Arts