Yoshitomo Nara “Drawings: 1988-2018 Last 30 years”

Kaikai Kiki Gallery

poster for Yoshitomo Nara “Drawings: 1988-2018 Last 30 years”
[Image: Nara’s studio, 2007 photo: Yoshitomo Nara]

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Exhibition of drawings by Yoshitomo Nara, one of the finest artists representing contemporary Japan. For the past thirty-odd years since his debut in 1984, Nara has been standing firm in the art scene, carrying on dialogues with people all over the world using his distinctive grammar. While it is his work’s proximity to Japanese manga and kawaii culture that is often noted, he has in fact been cultivating empathy with people from all walks of life through his profound knowledge of music and its grammar, East and West alike.
In this show, he offers a panoramic view of the past thirty years. In the artist’s own words, “from when I was a student up to the present, contemplating the relationship between drawing and myself, or how I have been getting along with it over time. There are pieces that capture my feelings and thoughts at a given time or momentary ideas I’ve had. Some are accumulations of drawings accompanied by words, and others are simply traces of my hand’s motion holding a pencil. These drawings are done with a pencil or a ball point pen that happened to be there in that moment, in varying techniques, as casually as breathing itself.”



from February 09, 2018 to March 08, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-02-09 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yoshitomo Nara



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