Is the art of Tomohiro Nagahata cute and grotesque, both or neither? The artist, who is based in Ome and was featured in this year’s VOCA (Vision of Contemporary Art) Exhibition, creates by the credo of “Feel before you think!” This spontaneity is apparent his works, which traverse sculpture, painting and manga. For this solo exhibition you will see a monumental baby head, a “three-dimensional” squirming with beasts and more fantastical, liberating creations. See the corresponding two-part film for the titular piece here and here.
Image: Tomohiro Nagahata, Baby Oil on Canvas