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Tomoko Nagai Exhibition


Tomoko Nagai   Sleep  2010   227.5 x 364.4 cm (2 pieces, 227.5 x 182.2 cm each)

oil,acrylic,modeling paste on canvas    photo by Kei Okano

©Tomoko Nagai, courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery

How warm and soft this painting is! (photo above)

I’d like to introduce one exhibition and one gallery in Kyoto.

Tomio Koyama Gallery is located close to Nishi-Honganji Temple in the Kyoto Station area.

This is my favorite contemporary gallery in Kyoto, where the exhibitions by some unique, talented young artists are constantly held. Its interior is like a loft in NY and its exhibitions range in various kinds of art such as photo works, films, paintings.

Tomoko Nagai Exhibition -Winter Wind and Konko- are held until February 5th.

In Tomoko Nagai’s works, various motifs―animals such as bears, cats, and horses, young girls and imaginary figures, and trees and mushrooms —

are scattered around with the backgrounds of forest or rooms as if they were theater settings.

Her works embrace a sense of contentment and seem to address a condensed world.

..I’d like to recommend that you stop by Tomio Koyama Gallery during your stay in Kyoto, and enjoy the soft atmosphere of this exhibition.

For more detail about this gallery, please check out their website;

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