Formerly Gallery feel art zero, Gallery NAO MASAKI was established in Yagoto, Nagoya, in 2005, before relocating to its current location in Higashi. Renamed after its founder in 2018, Gallery NAO MASAKI encourages new ways of looking at everyday life through art while providing a space for cutting-edge, experimental exhibitions of contemporary art with an emphasis on Japanese contemporary artists.Read More
Gallery NAO MASAKI Artists
Many of the artists represented by Gallery NAO MASAKI work primarily with traditional media, expanding their boundaries with contemporary reinterpretations. Key names include both Japanese and international artists, such as ceramicists Nanko Kaji, Koichi Uchida, and Eiji Uematsu; painters Kentarou Tanaka, Noriko Tomiyama, and Wolfgang Seidel; calligrapher Lintalow Hashiguchi; and jewelry artists Yoshie Koba, Kazuko Mitsushima, and Etsudo Sonobe.
Equally many artists at Gallery NAO MASAKI incorporate a diverse range of materials in their work, among them Mistugu Sato, who creates wall-mounted or freestanding sculptures that evoke fragments of machinery; artist duo Kimiya Yoshikawa & Hsiao-Chi Tsai, whose sculptural interventions and installations examine the notions of colour, shape, and materiality; and Ante Vojnovic, known for his sculptural installations that emphasise a sensory experience of art.
Gallery NAO MASAKI Exhibitions & Events
Exhibitions at Gallery NAO MASAKI are titled and numbered as ‘volumes’, and the gallery has organised more than 120 volumes by the end of 2019. Notable presentations include vol. 125 ALIVE, the art that continues to live (2019), which placed brought together the work of the late Sadaharu Horio and Lintalow Hashiguchi; vol. 117 Modern Book ARTSHODO: The Three People (2013), a survey of calligraphic works by Hashigudchi, Ayako Someya, and Hisashi Yamamoto; and vol. 62 The Book as ART (2013), an examination of the image of book in art by Yoshiko Kuriki, Mitsugu Sato, Takejiro Hasegawa, and Kayo Miyashita.
Gallery NAO MASAKI has participated in Art Fair Tokyo, Art Nagoya, and Seika’ Kogei Fair, among others.
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