Nimyu + Tat Ito “Knowledge Fruit and Palm Leaves”

Clear Gallery Tokyo

poster for Nimyu + Tat Ito “Knowledge Fruit and Palm Leaves”

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Nimyu is a Tokyo-based Chinese contemporary artist who works across a variety of media including painting, video, and animation. Her work reflects our information-driven society and questions the credibility of information that surrounds us.
With her colorful yet uncanny depictions, Nimyu raises awareness of systemic power structures and encourages self-liberation in a saturated digital landscape.

Tat Ito is a Japanese artist who has been working abroad for many years. His compositional approach combines traditional Japanese scroll paintings with the work of narrative-focused Western artists, such as Pieter Bruegel and Bosch. The small scale of the works leads the viewer to look closer to discover the stories that are often evolving over time. The shifting perspectives in the paintings suggest the existence of people and their stories and also make our subconscious and imagination aroused.

The two artists, born in China and Japan respectively, have been exposed to art in cultures different from their own and create works by reconsidering the meaning of “identity” through the society and groups surrounding them, their histories, customs, and stories.In this exhibition, the works of the two artists draw their affinity with modern media, culture, and information from the allegorical nature of mythological and historical books and develop them with their own unique interpretations.

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from August 27, 2021 to September 25, 2021

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Nimyu + Tat Ito

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