Tomomi Nitta "Infinite Set 2"

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery

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Tomomi Nitta aspired to be a painter after completing her LLB at Kyoto University. She first studied at the Corcoran School of Art in the US to acquire oil painting techniques before transferring to Tama Art University. Her first solo exhibition “Infinite Set 1”, was held at Yuka Tsuruno immediately after her graduation in 2010. This exhibition, featuring painted figures of anonymous women using a unique media of combined crystal powder with oil paints on canvas, fascinated viewers with her excellent technique and power of expression.

The “Infinite Set”, which is also the title of this exhibition, is a series of works that Nitta has been continuously working on. This series uses female forms floating in a space of nothingness to express a world which ascends beyond the physicality of life activities that are supported by the continual repetition of life and death of a large number of cells. It conveys an infinite world of rich emotion and imagination, and an obscure identity that is unsure of its existence.

In this exhibition, Nitta will show over a dozen new works in various sizes. She states, “I want to express existence as an unstable cluster drawn from an infinite set, and as something that goes beyond the boundaries of being a cluster. At the same time, I also wish to show the occurrence of existence as something obscure and uncertain—like our perceptions and memories.” Her wind-swept and ephemeral figures painted with delicate brush strokes pose deep questions about existence, identity, and memory.

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From 2011-12-22 To 2012-02-11

Opening Reception on 2011-12-22 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Tomomi Nitta

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