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Yoshitomo Nara exhibiton at London

2014 at 12:09 pm by admin

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Yoshitomo Nara is often considered one of the most renowned Japanese artists of the 1900s, creating his own unique style of artwork and sculpture over the past decades. Now, Yoshitomo’s artwork has gone on display in his biggest exhibition in the United Kingdom to date in the new exhibit, “Greetings from a Place in My Heart”! This new exhibit, which has recently gone on display at the Dairy Art Centre in London, England, is a comprehensive retrospective of Yoshitomo’s work over the past 30 years, and features a large number of previously unreleased work and never-before-seen sketches. Over 200 art pieces are featured in this exhibition, and includes his more recent bronze sculptures as well as his infamous paintings and other artwork. The exhibit will remain open at the Dairy Art Centre until December 7th, and is planned to appear at the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Denmark next year.

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Yoshitomo Nara, born in Hirosaki in 1959, is one of the most influential artists to emerge from Japan’s 1990s pop art movement. Studying at the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in the 1980s, and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany from 1988 to 1993, Nara has since assembled a cult-like following centered around his child-like illustrations. Drawing inspiration from the anime and manga characters that he was exposed to during his childhood, Nara creates characters, usually small children, who possess similar cartoon-like qualities, with highly stylized features and especially large eyes. However, Nara’s illustrations of children are often more menacing and devilish than they are cute and innocent. These images touch on broad social and cultural topics, such as violence and the rigidity of social structures in Japan. Since his first solo exhibition at Blum & Poe Gallery in 1984, Nara has had nearly 40 solo exhibitions worldwide, including Iceland, Japan, France, and the United States.

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