Ken Nakazawa Exhibition

Ando Gallery

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[Image: Ken Nakazawa “Stand" (2020) Painted wood, steel]

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Ken Nakazawa was born in Tokyo in 1970 and graduated from Tama Art University with a postgraduate degree in oil painting. His major exhibitions include “MOT Annual 1999: Modest Radicalism” (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo) and “YOKOHAMA 2001: International Triennale of Contemporary Art” (Pacifico Yokohama). Nakazawa has won acclaim in Japan and internationally with installation works using visually insubstantial materials, such as wires and nylon filaments, to meld his works with the space of the venue.

This exhibition features a new installation work entitled Stand. The installation consists of 50 objects some 140cm tall, each composed of a 3mm-diameter steel rod and roughly 10cm-square wood piece. The objects are arranged in the entire space of the gallery. Nakazawa’s characteristic U-shaped steel rod is made to stand independently by fixing it to a white painted wood piece. A closer look reveals that the bottom ends of the rod are also painted white for a length of about 5cms. Each object stands quietly, slightly distorted in form like a sculpture evoking a human figure. As a result of their placement in the gallery, the quality of its space is altered, and the 50 objects function as an installation. Nakazawa has previously displayed a loose regularity in his arrangements of objects. This time, however, he has mentally imagined the overlapping lines and the angles, and randomly arranged the objects as if painting a picture.
Walking around the space, the viewer finds his awareness shifting between individual sculptures and the installation as a whole. Where to focus one’s eyes? Depending on where you direct your awareness, the scene meeting your eyes also changes. The scene you view, in other words, is a scene visible only to you. We invite you to enjoy this long-awaited new work by Ken Nakazawa.



from February 18, 2020 to April 18, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-02-18 from 18:00 to 20:00


Ken Nakazawa

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