Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
How long have you been in this studio?
Just over a year now.
Why did you pick the location?
Because I’ve been in Greenpoint for 12 years, and I love it and can’t get out of here.
How does it rank in comparison to your previous studios?
It’s a few times the scale of my last studio. The building is organized and run a lot better. All in all, just a better circumstance.
What’s your favorite attribute of the space?
It’s large and has 15 ft tall ceilings, but more so, I love the view. It’s right against the East river and at the very tip of Greenpoint. My eyes are filled with views of Manhattan and Queens.
How often are you in here?
Always. I have a house near the studio, but I’m hardly ever there.
Can you explain the full capabilities of the studio? What kind of things do you make?
We can basically do everything. I have a full staffed studio, so all of my operations are pretty much run here with the exception of the sculptures, as I need an engineer and professional fabricator to help my production.
Do you have a refrigerator? If so, what’s in it?
Yeah. This summer I had nearly 10 people on staff including interns, so I have no clue what’s in it. I don’t bother to try to use it, as it was always full.
What kind of sound system do you have?
A Bose speaker that connects directly to my Mac, and a Bluetooth Sony speaker for the painting side of the space.
Have you ever slept here?
Countless times. However, I try not to now as I have a house very close by, and I’m married, so the wife needs me back home.
On August 15th, Matsu will debut his largest sculpture to date, Sky Is The Limit, at Harbour City Hong Kong. You can follow him on instagram at @tomokazumatsuyama