July 6 (Thu.) – July 29(Sat.), 2023
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Closed on SUN, MON, and holidays)
*Open from 17:00-19:00 on July 6 (Thu.)
*Opening Reception: July 6 (Thu.) 18:00~
Free admission and No Reservation Required
The Parklex Ningyocho 1F, 7-1 Nihonbashi-Tomizawacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0006
Tagboat gallery is pleased to present “Into the Forest,” a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Ayaka Nakamura.
Ayaka Nakamura, a graduate of Musashino Art University’s Department of Oil Painting with a major in printmaking, explores themes of nature and life through her works. In recent years, she has expanded her artistic endeavors across Asia and beyond, including Korea and China.
Drawing inspiration from the photographs on a daily basis, Nakamura uses acrylic paints to break down the energy of nature into layers on the canvas. Her improvisational lines, reminiscent of the geology, scents, and breath of the nature, merge with the dynamic accumulation of materials, evoking landscapes from our memories.
Nakamura’s second solo exhibition at tagboat, featuring approximately 15 new works available for viewing and purchase. We invite you to witness the profound connection between destruction and creation, as Nakamura delves into the breath of nature and the essence of living beings.
Born in Tokyo in 1988.
2013 Graduated from Musashino Art University’s Department of Oil Painting with a major in printmaking.
Engages in artistic activities both domestically and internationally, with recent residencies in the United States, Denmark, and China.
Explores the theme of “existence of life” and strives to create delicate yet powerful visuals through various mediums such as painting and film.
Received positive feedback for live painting on a panel measuring 7m in width and 3m in height during Roppongi Art Night in 2016.
Notable solo exhibitions include Bunkamura Box Gallery (Tokyo), MU GALLERY (Tokyo).
Participated in group exhibitions such as EPICENTRO ART (Berlin), White Box (NY), WAH Center (NY), Anthology Film Archives (NY), ART FORMOSA (Taipei), OLA Galleri & Ateljé (Sweden), among others.
Recent years have participated artist residencies in the United States, Denmark, and Shanghai etc.
Recipient of the Grand Prize in the first “ARTIST NEW GATE” contest.
Received the Best Award at the first NY Open Call Exhibition Art Incubation.
2009-2013: Musashino Art University, Department of Oil Painting, major in printmaking.
2005-2006: Studied abroad as an exchange student in Missouri, USA.
12/28-01/24 small sun/ IDEE TOKYO, Tokyo
11/05-11/19 Remembering The Wind/ MU Gallery, TERRADA ART COMPLEXⅡ, Tennozu, Tokyo.
02/09-02/15 ayaka nakamura winter ll/ Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Main Store, Osaka
01/28-02/03 ayaka nakamura winter/ Gallery Seek, Ginza, Tokyo
08/24-09/13 ayaka nakamura exhibition: wind/ Hankyu Men’s Tokyo TAGBOAT, Yurakucho, Tokyo.
03/24-03/31a yaka nakamura exhibition/ Bunkamura Box Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo
11/20-11/29 Somewhere/ Enatsu Gallery, Minato Ward, Tokyo
01/10-01/23 Shine/ Enatsu Gallery, Minato Ward, Tokyo
02/12-07/12 Saki/ Pepper’s Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo