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  • Ayako Nakamura , 850×250
  • Ayako Nakamura , M20
  • Ayako Nakamura , M20
  • Ayako Nakamura , P20
  • Ayako Nakamura , F4
Ayako Nakamura , 850×250 Ayako Nakamura , M20 Ayako Nakamura , M20 Ayako Nakamura , P20 Ayako Nakamura , F4

My grandmother spent her entire life wearing kimono, but in my own life, I have only worn kimono a handful of times. Not so long ago, every Japanese home had tatami mats for flooring. My home does not have a tatami room. Unthinkingly, we have thrown away so much of the cultural heritage that should have been passed on to the future. My paintings are of “what was not possible, but what could have been in Japan.”
It is a shame that we have lost the manners and customs that can be seen in the ukiyoe drawings and scrolls from olden days.
If we had been a little wiser, the landscape of this country might have been different. That is the landscape that I want to paint. A landscape that is fertile, oddly confused and, strangely bright. A world that no one has seen. I think that blue and red are the colors best suited to representing that world. If I were to use the normal range of colors, it would become an ordinary scene. For that same reason I paint rabbits not humans. The real world today is harsh. At the very least, in my paintings, I want to create a bright world.

Ayako Nakamura

Profile

Formerly Four-frame comic artist

2011 Graduated Musashino Art University correspondence course Japanese painting.
Compass (Kyobashi) Group Exhibition
2012 Compass (Kyobashi) Dorongu & Pieces Exhibition
Compass (Kyobashi) Group Exhibition
2013 Flying Group, Sato Museum of Art
Two heroes in the story Edakoan (Ginza)
Creatures in the story, (Hibiya)
2014 April 18 to 26 Two-person show, Gallery Seizan
June 23 to 28 solo exhibition at Compass
Hyakki Yakou, Group exhibition, Gallery Seizan