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心文一致 / Emoticon

This series uses reconstructed emotion-icons, characters formed to show expression, in a modernism arrangement. Nakamura used pictorial structure, spatial illusion and color relationship like modernism art from early 20 century.

During the Meiji period, there was the movement to follow the western painting format, which did not have words on the canvas, despite the importance of the words in Japanese art of the era. This was felt by many artists to be advancing.
In this series of work Nakamura brought back the letters in his art, by using emotion-icons. Again, the once fading out Japanese language by westernized culture, brought back by the idea of modernism.

There was a vernacular movement during the Meiji era to unify the writer and the spoken language. Today, Emails are a normal way to communicate with people and by using emotion-icons, they are able to send the feelings to others. As communication and their technologies develop, the relationship between people becomes lonelier. Modern society seeks acceptance from others and self-consciousness and yet the feelings still doesn't necessary reach to others through the addiction of technology, where once words on paper conveyed what a person had difficulty saying, technology has eliminated that to the point emoticons replace speech.

Nakamura’s creative way of showing modern cultures using parts of emotion-icons is his unique method to express his form of arts. In recent years, his works are still based on simulationism, which influenced Nakamura during college, he intensified the form of art and the history of art. In time, making his work upon on his critical perspective of Japanese modern culture.
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2019 80.3 x 60.6 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2019年 80.3 × 60.6 cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2016 1167 x 910cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2016年 1167 × 910cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2015 100 × 80.3cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2015年 100 × 80.3cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2014 130.3 x 97cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2014年 130.3 x 97cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2013 年 100 x 80.3cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2013 年 100 × 80.3cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2013 年 100 x 80.3cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2013 年 100 × 80.3cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Emoticon

”Emoticon”
2013 年 100 x 80.3cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2013 年 100 × 80.3cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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ImagoMundi

”Emoticon - Ourselves in Today’s World”
2013 12 x 10 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《心文一致》
2013年 12 x 10 cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠

※ルチアーノ・ベネトンコレクション企画、”Imago Mundi” 展のための作品
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Emoticon

”Emoticon - Ourselves in Today's World”
2012 145.5 x 112 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel
photo: Tatsuhide Tanaka

《心文一致》
2012 年 145.5 x 112 cm
パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
撮影: 田中辰秀
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