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Speech Balloon Man

During the process of learning Japanese art post-Meiji Era, Nakamura started to rethink the concept of arts, paintings and the translation concept of Japanese art. After being influenced by “Me no sinden” written by Noriaki Kitazawa, Art Shuppansya (1989), these concepts are shown in his artwork series “Speech Balloon man”, which he draws inspiration from “Dance” (1910) by Henri Matisse and ‘The birth of Venus” (1480’s) by Sandro Botticelli. Ultimately, combining all artworks.
This is the visualization of Kengo Nakamura, a 21st century Japanese artist seeking the concept of the arts from Western culture while retaining the Japanese art spirit. He uses the arts created by the great Western artists to resemble a number of speech balloons then intentionally using the visual to combine western arts and Japanese arts. These works show his double bind of Nakamura’s fate that lives between Western and Japanese beauty.
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Speech balloons in the Venus"
2014 130 x 50 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

<スピーチバルーン・イン・ザ・ヴィーナス>
2014年 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

"Speech balloons in the Venus"
2014 130 x 50 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

<スピーチバルーン・イン・ザ・ヴィーナス>
2014年 パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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SPEECH BALLOON MAN_dance

"SPEECH BALLOON MAN -Dance for 21st century"
2015 1167 x 803 cm
Mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper

<スピーチバルーンマン - 21世紀のダンス>
2015年 1167 × 803 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリルガッシュ
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Speech balloon man -Dance for 21st century-"
2014 130 x 50 cm
mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper mounted on wood panel

<スピーチバルーンマン -21世紀のダンス->
2014年 パネルに和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリル、樹脂膠
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SPEECH BALLOON MAN_dance

"SPEECH BALLOON MAN -Dance for 21st century"
2010 60.6 x 91 cm
Mineral pigment, pigment and acrylic on Japanese paper

<スピーチバルーンマン - 21世紀のダンス>
2010年 60.6 x 91 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料、アクリルガッシュ
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Speech balloons in the Venus"
2008 installation view at Art Singapore

<スピーチバルーン・イン・ザ・ヴィーナス>
2008年 アート・シンガポールでの展示
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Kengo NAKAMURA art works

"Speech balloons in the Venus"
2007 130 x 65 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper

<スピーチバルーン・イン・ザ・ヴィーナス>
2007年 130 x 65 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
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SPEECH BALLOON MAN -pornography-

"SPEECH BALLOON MAN -pornography-"
1996 53 x33 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Akihiko Matsumoto

<スピーチバルーンマン -ポルノグラフィ->
1996年 53 x33 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影:松本明彦
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SPEECH BALLOON MAN -踊らされる人々-

"SPEECH BALLOON MAN -The people are manipulated.-"
1996 84 x 60.6 cm
Mineral pigment and pigment on Japanese paper
photo: Akihiko Matsumoto

<スピーチバルーンマン -踊らされる人々->
1996年 84 x 60.6 cm 和紙、岩絵具、顔料
撮影:松本明彦
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