Explore the Backstreets of Shibuya: An Area Guide
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Kazumi Nakamura’s oeuvre morphs into idiosyncratic bodies of work throughout his life, yet his practice maintains a critical commitment to emotional abstraction. For his third solo exhibition at Blum & Poe Tokyo, Nakamura strays away from his preference for canvasses and relies on paper to procure paintings of consistent compositional structure. With thick paint and ragged, expressive brushstrokes, Nakamura’s pieces oscillate between three and two-dimensionality. On display, too, are exclusive early examples of his Y-shape—referring to the symbolism of his earlier work — and the Diagonal Grid series made in the 19080s. The artist once described these alluring collections as “social semantics.”
Image: Kazumi Nakamura, Phoenix (2003) © Kazumi Nakamura, Courtesy of the artist, Blum & Poe
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