Nao Osada “(Something) Not Amounting to Much”

Maki Fine Arts

poster for Nao Osada “(Something) Not Amounting to Much”
[Image: Nao Osada "Oshibori (Omotenashi)" 2020 / Screenprint, glass etching, frame 308×400×20 mm]

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In her first solo show with the gallery, Osada will showcase new works created using silk screen techniques. In these works, surface elements of everyday items such as Amazon shipping boxes and Ziploc freezer bags are printed onto materials, like plywood and acrylic boards, that differ from the original items. With close inspection, subtle differences in texture become apparent, leading viewers into a state of perceptual amazement. Osada’s creative process begins by carefully selecting familiar images from our daily lives and printing them onto various materials, transforming them into delicate objects. Through painstaking experimentation using manual silk screen techniques, the artist has succeeded in harmoniously joining image and material. In contrast to the restrained exterior of her works, the lighthearted and whimsical point of view—demonstrated by what is selected as subject matter—not only adds delight to the viewing experience but also illustrates the distinctive characteristic of Osada’s works. In “(Something) Not Amounting to Much,” modestly-proportioned new works in the form of wet wipe wrappings, food packaging, and even packaging stickers are scattered throughout the gallery space.

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from July 11, 2020 to August 02, 2020

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Nao Osada

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