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Yoshitomo Nara

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¥ 40,000
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¥ 44,000

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EDITION
制作年Year of Creation
2006年
サイズSize
5.7x 4.7 cm
作品の状態Condition
良好good
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x x cm
納品期間Shipping Time
約3週間3-4weeks
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作品IDItem ID
58818

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1959年12月5日、青森県弘前市生まれ

弘前の県立高校卒業後、武蔵野美術大学、愛知県立芸術大学及び大学院で絵画を学ぶ。

1988年ドイツに渡り、国立デュッセルドルフ芸術アカデミーに入学、A.R.ペンクに師事する。その後ケルンに在住し創作活動を展開。2000年夏、帰国し活動拠点を日本に移す。ムカついた表情の女の子や犬のキャラクターが「カワイー」と呼ばれ、画集ばかりでなく、絵本、写真集、Tシャツ、ぬいぐるみなどのグッズが飛ぶように売れる最も忙しいアーティスト。フィギュア人気にあやかった村上隆の作品と並ぶと個性の違いが明らかだが、まるで60年代アメリカン・ポップ・アートが再来したかのようだ。

作品に登場する子供のイメージは、お絵かきや漫画を読みふけることで寂しさを紛らせていた鍵っ子の奈良の自画像とも言える。子供特有のはじける笑顔は見られず、コクトーのアンファン・テリブル(恐るべき子供たち)を思い出させる、残忍さを秘めた可愛らしさだ。

Profile

Nara is one of the leading artists of Japan’s influential Neo Pop movement and is best known for his depictions of simultaneously cute and devilish children and animals. Informed by elements of popular culture ranging from manga and anime to punk rock, Nara fuses Japanese visual traditions and Western Modernism to create adorable but menacing characters that possess a startling emotional intensity. He currently lives and works in Tokyo, though his artwork has been exhibited worldwide. Nara has had nearly 40 solo exhibitions since 1984.

Nara was born and raised in a rural area of Japan and, as a child of working parents, he spent much of his time alone with only his imagination, comic books and family pets as company. The paintings, drawings and sculptures of seemingly innocent, wide-eyed children and dogs that have become his trademark are an attempt to capture this childhood sense of boredom and frustration and recapture the fierce independence natural to children. His paintings and drawings have a childlike simplicity that is reminiscent of traditional book illustration, but the works also have a restlessness and tension that is influenced, in part, by Nara’s love of punk rock, and is reinforced with such titles as The Girl with the Knife in Her Side (1991), Silent Violence (1998), Neurotic to the Bone (1999) and There is Nothing (2000).


His paintings evolved until his subject-matter was reduced to its essentials—simplified child and animal figures, with piercing gazes, staring out at the viewer from an otherwise empty canvas. His sculptures, usually made out of fiberglass, share this same economy of form. The influence of American cartoons, including the animation of Warner Bros and Walt Disney, as well as Japanese comics (manga) and animated television shows (anime), such as Gigantor and Speed Racer, is often cited in discussions of his work. However, Nara is a skilled and sensitive painter, who was also greatly influenced by the tranquil palette, classic balance and the space-consuming figures in paintings by such pre-Renaissance masters as Giotto. As one of Japan’s most popular contemporary artists, his works are shown in important galleries and museums around the world, but they can also be seen, and purchased, on t-shirts, postcards, CD covers, skateboards and even yo-yos.
Dates

Born 1959, Hirosaki, Amori, Japan

Lives and works in Tochigi, Japan

Education

1987, Graduate School of Aichi Prefectual University of Art, M.A.

1988–1993, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany

1993, Completed Meisterschuler from A.R. Penk

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2014

Yoshitomo Nara, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, March 1–April 12, 2014.

2013

Yoshitomo Nara, Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York, May 10–June 29, 2013. (Catalogue)

2012

Yoshitomo Nara: The Little Little House in The Blue Woods, Towada Art Center, Aomori, September 22, 2012–January 14, 2013.

Yoshitomo Nara: a bit like you and me…, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, July 14–September 23, 2012. Traveled to: Aomori Museum of Art, October 6, 2012–January 14, 2013; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, January 26–April 14, 2013. (Catalogue)

2011

Print Works, Roppongi Hills Art & Design Store Gallery, Tokyo, February 17–March 21, 2011.

2010

Yoshitomo Nara: New Editions, Pace Prints, New York, October 27–December 4, 2010.

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society Museum, New York, September 9, 2010–January 2, 2010. (Catalogue)

Ceramic Works, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, May 15–June 19, 2010. (Catalogue)