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自分以外 / Without Me

This series is developed from his other works, “Speech Balloons”, “Speech Balloon Man”. The lines and silhouette are sampled from one of the most famous Manga artists in Japan, Osamu Tezuka. What may seem like other abstract art, however, upon a closer review, are shapes of characters emerging from the early days of Osamu Tezuka’s comic work. Tezuka often drew “Mob scenes”, which small role characters depicted throughout his various comic books were gathered into one drawing for a salute to the supporting cast.

Nakamura placed the character’s silhouettes throughout the entire page in their various mannerisms and pose. Tezuka often drew these irrelevant characters behind the main characters so Nakamura used these and made them as his designs. This series called ”Without Me”, a homage to Tezuka and the regular person, going about their daily routine. Nakamura displayed this series to Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo-2013.
Nakamura commented on his inspiration from Tezuka and lamented of the time of war Tezuka had to endure.

“This series “Without Me” is inspired by Tezuka’s 1960’s works. I’ve taken parts of his sub characters and reconstructed them. The lines Tezuka drew are sophisticated yet abstract. We are able to see his work, which was influenced by Disney animation. One of the most famous Japanese Manga artist while conscious of manga line work, his own safety once in jeopardy by his inspiration (the West) during the bombing by the USA.” -Kengo Nakamura.
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2010-2013 65.2 x 45.5 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2010-2013年 65.2 x 45.5 cm  和パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Without Me <自分以外>

"Without Me"
2018 91.0 x 60.6 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2018年 91.0 x 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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Without Me <自分以外>

"Without Me"
2018 130.3 x 89.4 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2018年 130.3 x 89.4 cm  パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Without Me <自分以外> S80 2015

"Without Me"
2014 145.5 x 145.5 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2014年 145.5 x 145.5 cm  パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2011-2013 130.3 x 89.4 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2010-2013年 130.3 x 89.4 cm  和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリルガッシュ、樹脂膠
| "Without Me" |
Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2010-2013 130.3 x 89.4 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2010-2013年 130.3 x 89.4 cm  和パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Without Me

"Without Me"
2012 89.4 x 130.3 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

《自分以外》
2012年 89.4 x 130.3 cm  パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2010 180 x 90 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Tatsuhide Tanaka

《自分以外》
2010年 180 x 90 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影: 田中辰秀
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2010 112 x 162 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Tatsuhide Tanaka

《自分以外》
2010年 112 x 162 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影: 田中辰秀
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2010 59 x 65.5 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Tatsuhide Tanaka

《自分以外》
2010年 4枚組 59 x 65.5 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影: 田中辰秀
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2010 112 x 162 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Tatsuhide Tanaka

《自分以外》
2010年 112 x 162 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影: 田中辰秀
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2009 112 x 162 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper

《自分以外》
2009年 112 x 130.3 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2006  145.5 x 97.0 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper

《自分以外》
2006年 145.5 x 97.0 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Without Me"
2006  145.5 x 97.0 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Moriyoshi SUGAYA

《自分以外》
2006年 145.5 x 97.0 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影:菅谷守良
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