Yoshitomo Nara

  • Yoshitomo Nara

  • Yoshitomo Nara - Petit Palais

    Miss. FOREST, 2016

    Urethane on bronze
    239 x 74.6 x 64 cm
    Presented by Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, New-York, Tokyo
    Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

    Yoshitomo Nara was born in 1959 and raised in Hirosaki, a small town in Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan. He acquired his Master’s Degree at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1987 and moved to Germany to study at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1988.

    Nara’s bronzes were first exhibited in an exhibition entitled A Bit Like You And Me at the Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan in 2011, and depict child-like heads, busts, and figures—elements that run throughout the artist’s career. The casts were produced from clay models he sculpted with his own hands, giving their surfaces a rough-hewn appearance. Conceived of during the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the bronze works are Nara’s response to the devastation of the event and the limitations he felt as an artist at that time. In the context of the earthquake, their weight and imposing scale offer a somber statement on permanence and act as a beacon of stability. The presentation at FIAC’s On Site marks the first time Nara’s bronze work has been exhibited outdoors.

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  • 2016 | On Site

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