Joji Nakamura

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Artist profile

1974年横浜生まれ千葉育ち。血液型0型。中村穣二は身体を使った躍動的なストロークのペインティングを特徴として、東京、パリ、オランダ、台湾など国内外で展覧会を開催している。作家集団”SSS”の一人でもあり、また他の作家と共に前衛的かつ実験的なパフォーマンスを発表し、数々の話題となる展覧会に参加。画家としての活動の他、展覧会のキューレーター、アートマガジンの編集者として、現代のアートシーンに新しい才能を紹介している。

Born in Yokohama in 1974 and raised in Chiba. Blood type O. Nakamura’s works are known for his characteristic paintings with dynamic strokes using his body. He has held exhibitions in Japan and abroad, including Paris, the Netherlands, and Taiwan. He is one of the members of the artist group “SSS” and has participated in a number of high-profile exhibitions with other artists, presenting avant-garde and experimental performances. In addition, as an exhibition curator and an editor of art magazines with his keen eyes, Nakamura has been introducing new talents to the contemporary art scene.

Né en 1974 à Chiba, Japon

Enfant, Joji Nakamura suit avec émerveillement le travail de sa mère calligraphe. Cependant l’intérêt de Joji Nakamura pour l’art ne se déclenche véritablement qu’à Santa Barbara, en Californie. Il y découvre les travaux de ses amis artistes japonais – parmi les plus reconnus de la scène contemporaine japonaise et se reconnait dans leur style de vie. Joji Nakamura décide d’apprendre la peinture par lui-même et s’y jette à corps perdu. Travaillant pendant plus de quinze ans en noir et blanc – comme sa mère –, c’est en 2017 que ses amis le convainquent de se saisir de tubes de couleurs et de les utiliser sur la toile.

Solo Exhibition

2022  “YOUR MOOD” CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan

2021  “No Reason, It’s Romance ” Galerie Mikiko Fabiani, Paris, France

2021  “Hey there” cale, Tokyo, Japan

2021  “POPCORN” Peter Augustus gallery, Dallas, USA

2021  “DAY DREAMER” other, Fukuoka, Japan

2021  “月刊中村穣ニ Monthly Joji Nakamura” Fuyu Gallery / nadoya ebisu, Tokyo, Japan

2020  “draMatic” CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan

2019  Pierre-Yvës Car Gallery/ASIA NOW, Paris, France

2018  “Black Discovery” Bookmarc (Marc Jacob’ s), Tokyo, Japan

2017  “How I paint some of my paintings” The Container, Tokyo, Japan

2017  “NEW ROSE” CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan

2015  solo exhibition”Touch Me I’m Sick” CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN

2014  “GODSPEED YESTERDAY” CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN

2014  “Drawing Show”, Wishless, Tokyo, JAPAN

2013  “OXYMORONIC”, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN

2013  “WHITE SHOW” SLANT GALLERY, Kanazawa, JAPAN

2013  “WHITE SHOW” NO.12 GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN

2013  Daikanyama Tsutaya in shop exhibition, Tokyo, JAPAN

Group Exhibition

2020 “ZOO” HIT gallery, San Francisco, USA

2020 “盗めるアート展 Stealable Art Exhibition” same gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2020 “Don’t Give A Damns” Marian Cramer Project, Amsterdam, Nederland

2018  “How I Paint Some of My Paintings” Pierre-Yvës Car Gallery/ASIA NOW, Paris, France

2016  “1974” CLEAR GALLERY TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan

2015  “THE WORKS” CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, JAPAN

2015  Art Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN

2013  “BETTER NEVER THAN LATE -DIVERSITY-“, Tokyo, JAPAN (supported by adidas)

2011  “BETTER NEVER THAN LATE” touring exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art Saitama (Saitama), No12 Gallery (Tokyo), Galaxy Gallery (Osaka), SLANT GALLERY (Kanazawa), supported by adidas

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