2017 / Art Gallery: Yasunari Nakagomi at LA ArtCore in Little Tokyo, July 1- 30

An artwork by Yasunari Nakagomi

LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, Little Tokyo
120 Judge John Aiso Street, Lobby Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun. 12-5 p.m.  Phone: (213) 617-3274

Yasunari Nakagomi
July 1 – 30, 2017

LA Artcore presents an exhibition of new oil paintings by Tokyo-based artist Yasunari Nakagomi whose renewed investigation of surface conceives of the landscape genre as a product of modernity.

The artist begins a painting applying paint to form an initial image or impression. The initial image precipitates a development and changes continuously with each added layer toward a final and crystalized image.

The final image employs the concept of representation negating illusionistic depth or detail in favor of a paintings’ physical surfaces. Nakagomi’s paintings refer not to a specific landscape but a specific feeling that accrues in the form a landscape.

The artist expresses rumbling ruptures between past and present. Nakagomi was born in the Yamanashi prefecture, a province roughly seventy miles southwest of Tokyo. Yamanashi’s rural culture and varied natural terrains leading down to Mt. Fuji affected the artist’s earliest sensory experiences.

Yasunari Nakagomi poses at his artwork in LA ArtCore gallery. (Cultural News Photo)

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