In March 2018, we will present two exhibitions by Minoru Nomata, at Bohemian’s Gallery and Art Fair Tokyo 2018.
Since his first exhibition in 1986, Minoru Nomata has been creating an alternative world with imaginary architecture through various expression methods such as paintings, drawings, lithographs, and three-dimensional works. He is known as an artist of imaginary architecture, not only in Japan, but also overseas. He has been widely active in commissioned works, cover art for books and CDs, as well as a number of solo exhibitions and group shows.
From March 3rd-25th, the exhibition at Bohemian’s Gallery, titled, “Minoru Nomata Visions 1988-2018,” will show his artwork over a timespan of 30 years. It includes the original artwork from the “Square Drawing” series, which was published weekly from 2011 to 2015 for The Asahi Shimbun, hand-colored lithographs from his early years, and some of his recent paintings on canvas.
For four days, from March 8th-11th, at the Bohemian’s Guild Booth at Art Fair Tokyo 2018, we will exhibit the serial works “Light Structures” and “Skyglow,” which were produced with light as the theme, as well as his first oil painting series, “Ghost,” and one new painting. Please enjoy the both of these exhibitions.
Minoru NOMATA Profile:
Minoru Nomata was born in 1955 in Tokyo. After graduating from the Design Department of Tokyo University of the Arts, he started to create his own artworks utilizing an architectural motif to present that which does not exist in reality. He had his first solo exhibition, “STILL” in 1986 at Sagacho Exhibit Space.
Among his major exhibitions are “Architecture on Canvas,” (2004, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery), “Alternative Sights – Landscapes by Minoru Nomata,” (2010, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma), “Imaginary Architecture from Piranesi to Minoru Nomata,” (2013, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo). As for his publications: “Points of View”(2004, Tokyo Shoseki), “Alternative Sights” (2010, Seigensha Art Publishing), “ELEMENTS” (2012, Seigensha Art Publishing). Minoru Nomata is an artist and professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design.
Website : nomataminoru.com
Minoru Nomata Visions 2008-2018
Minoru Nomata Visions 1988-2018
Period: March 3rd(Sat)-25th(Sun),2018
＊Opening Party: March 3rd, 18:00-20:00
Venue: Jimbocho Bohemian’s Gallery
Business Hours: 12:00-18:00 Open Everyday
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