James Jarvis “Transcendental Idealism”

Nanzuka 2G

poster for James Jarvis “Transcendental Idealism”
[Image: ©James Jarvis Courtesy of NANZUKA]

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The exhibition is a joint project with Parco Art Week, and will also be held alongside a concurrent presentation of the artist’s works in 3110NZ by LDH Kitchen in Nakameguro.

Born in 1970, James Jarvis is an illustrator and artist who bases his practice in London, U.K. His distinctive style has gained wide recognition and acclaim internationally through various collaborations including the likes of Amos, NIKE, Uniqlo, and IKEA.

Jarvis’ innovative and pioneering means of expression that combine cartoon-style illustrations and original character figures is indeed noteworthy in light of today’s constantly transforming and expanding context of contemporary art. From philosophical thinking to various languages, history, social issues, popular culture, art, architecture, and even skateboarding, Jarvis’ characters that draw inspiration from such interests, despite being extremely simple in their nature, present themselves as eloquent, comical, and ironical reflections of ourselves. This exhibition presents two-dimensional works using colored acrylic board which depict a “Moshi Pit” of the violent colliding of bodies as seen at the live performance of a punk band, as well as a sculptural work of a skateboarder successively illustrating their technique. We welcome viewers to take this opportunity to engage with the artist’s latest works.



from September 18, 2020 to October 18, 2020


James Jarvis



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