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I have now re-started accessing my Facebook page.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you.
– Hiroyuki Nakajima

”Facebook/Nakajima”

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“Water” 2014 Chinese ink on paper, 24x32cm
 
Above is the work “Water” which was in the exhibition in Tokyo last month.
 
Chinese ink does not sink into Western paper.
It puddles, and runs on the face of the paper.
I have to patiently wait entire days until the ink dries
– one day for the first stroke, another day for the second stroke.
 
 


“Calligraphy x French framing”
 
— News from Paris —
 
20 pieces which were made in Paris this year are exhibited.
All of them were framed by S. Mitsuyama, who mastered French-style framing in Paris.
 
from Nov. 27th to Nov. 30th 11:00 – 19:00
at Gallery Salon TACT
5F Ginza New Central Bldg.
5-9-14 Ginza; Chuo-ku Tokyo, 104-0061 Japan
Tel 03 6228 5345

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“Wind” 2014 Chinese ink on paper 17x23cm(frame 37x43cm)
“Wind blowing” 2014 ink on paper 19x27cm(frame 35x43cm)
“Wind” 2014 Chinese ink, gold on paper 17x35cm(frame 37x55cm)

 
 
 

 
 


 
I uploaded my web gallery.
Please right-click on the image below (”Web gallery”) which you wish to see. 
”Web gallery”
 
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On September 11th
At Zeitraum in der Diakonie in Siegburg GERMANY
 
Diakonie is one of the social welfare organisations of German churches. “Zeitraum” means “Time and Place for Meeting”. It is a place where many people meet together to join in a lot of social activities.
The theme of my performance was “VON HERZ ZU HERZ / From Heart To Heart”.
 
 
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I am glad to inform you about two events in Germany in September. 
 
11/09/2014 – 14/09/2014
SIEGBURG
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Heart 2013 34x44cm
 
“From Heart To Heart”
Performance At 19:00 on Sep.11th
Exhibition from Sep.11th to 14th
Zeitraum in der Diakonie
Ringstraße 2, 53721 Siegburg
DJG Siegburg:
http://www.djg-siegburg.de/veranstaltungen/veranstaltungen-2014/
Diakonie:
http://www.diakonie.de/

 
 
19/09/2014 – 19/10/2014
FRANKFURT am MAIN
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Emptiness 2014 17x34cm
 
“FORM OF ZEN”
Opening at 19:00 on Sep.19th
Exhibition from Sep.19th to Oct.19th
Japanisches Kulturzentrum gGmbH
Rossmarkt 13, D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Japanisches Kulturzentrum:
http://www.japanisch-kulturzentrum.de/
 
 


I am glad to introduce this movie that shows the scene of my exhibition “the form I have never seen” in May Tokyo.
It is produced by “Maquot Project”.
 

Photo and editing by Maquot Project
 
 

“Maquot Project“ is presenting many artsts on the Internet by producing movies of their exhibitions.
www.youtube.com/results?search_query=maquot”
 
 


Exhibition ” the form I have never seen “ has finished on May 18th.
I deeply appreciate that many people came to see my works.
 
The venue was a traditional house in Japanese-style that is registered cultural property.
Sunshine in the morning, sunlight in the afternoon, twilight in the evening, illumination in dusk….
Scene was changing continuously throughout the day.
 
Nakajima Hiroyuki
 
 
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Exhibition ” the form I have never seen “
 

It is not something to build up out of one’s head
it is something that happens to appear through one’s hands and feet

 
I am glad to inform about the exhibition “the form I have never seen” in Tokyo. I exhibit more than thirty pieces including latest works and the works that were shown in Milan and Paris.
The venue is a traditional house in Japanese-style that is registered tangible cultural property by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. This house was introduced in NHK TV program “The Mark of Beauty” in 2010.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the venue.
 
From: May 15th to 18th, 2014 11:00〜19:00
At: National Tangible Cultural Property “Ikkyo- An”
2-8-22 Shouan, Suginami Ward, Tokyo 167-0054
Tel +81 80 4598 1491
 

“Flower” 2014 Chinese ink, rice paper 114x61cm
 
 
” the form I have never seen ”
 
Now, a lot of information is going around us and we are mad for information. But on the other hand, how much do we know about ourselves. One’s usual self in daily life is just the tip of the iceberg. Ourselves that we have not seen yet lies under the water. Instead of pursuing something outside, I cultivate my internal world deeply to encounter my unknown self.
” There is myself under the ground I have never seen. He always asks me to let out from the ground. I want to dig him up. I shake off my habit to encounter my unknown self.” This is the words in “Think by Hands and Feet” written by potter Kawai Kanjirou.
When I am deeply absorbed in making a work, an exceptional piece sometimes happens to be born. It is certain that I did make it, but I do not really feel that I have done it. It is so excellent that I am not likely to make it again. This is the happy moment the highest quality was born from quantities of works. At that instant, I can feel as if my unknown self appeared just in front of me.
“It is not something to build up out of one’s head, it is something that happens to appear through one’s hands and feet.” I began to consider that good works should be like this. Taking the effect of accidental nature into my works beyond all desires and ambitions, I hope I could bring an unknown shape into existence and encounter my unknown self.
It is uncertain whether I can successfully get something unexploded or just end up with something odd. I continued to repeat trial and error in this hairsbreadth distinction.
All of works in the exhibition were born under this idea. I hope many people would come to see them.
 
Hiroyuki Nakajima
 
 

 
 


My works were featured in the corporate calendar of Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS Co., Ltd., that is Japan’s first and largest credit company during the post-World War Japanese economic boom. This is a collaboration with French photographer Philippe Saint-Laudy.
 
theme: Natural Vibration
Everyone, no matter where in the world, lives each moment with nature. We are all part of nature, so it’s time to become attuned to -to give oneself over to- the vibrations of nature!
 
 
Cover:『Trees』
The trees are there watching over our every move. If you should find yourself feeling lonely, just reach out and touch a tree, and hear what it has to say.

 
January・February:『Sun』
Oh, the incredible moment I witnessed! The moment the sun reached the top of the steep cliff, it sent the night darkness tumbling into the last bit of shade on the ground.

 
March・April:『Sky』
As the ancient ones said, the sky is woven with a thread of light. Here is an infinite canvas of dreams on which we are free to draw whatever we desire.

 
May・June:『Wind』
I overheard the birds in the garden, as they chattered about the wind, say, “The wind is a traveler who, rushing around the world, brings with it a new season.”

 
July・August:『Water』
A drop of primeval water is an artist performing eternity. It is a melody that sustains all life and will continue to flow forever.

 
September・November:『Moon』
Do you know the spell cast by the moon? Every plant and creature that basks in its magical glow is transformed into a character from a fairy tale.

 
November・December:『Snow』
The night the children fell asleep praying that snow would blanket the ground, the Winter Fairy arrived. With a wave of her crystal wand, she transformed the hills and valleys into a world of shimmering white.

 


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August 28th – October 27th
10 am – 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus
Santa Maria Formosa
Castello 5252, 30122 Venezia
Organization: Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus
www.querinistampalia.it
 
How to see my work
1 Access to following web
www.imagomundiart.com/welcome/
2 Click “EXPLORE SITE”
3 Click “search through artworks”
4 Input “hiroyuki nakajima”
5 Click small image of my work
6 Click “EXPLORE ARTWORK”
 
 

 
“Imago Mundi is a cultural, democratic and global project that looks to the new frontiers of art in the name of coexistence of expressive diversity. Our intent is to tour the collection, to bring it, through exhibitions, catalogues and this web project, to the largest possible number of people, and to encourage a sincere dialogue with art and with the world, remembering that meaning, ideas, reason and inspiration are not the monopoly of a few, but thrive on interaction and communication.
– Luciano Benetton
 
 


I am glad to inform about a corrective exhibition “Imago Mundi”. Imago Mundi is a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. I participate in this exhibition as one of 200 Japanese artists this summer.
www.labiennale.org/en/art/exhibition/collateral-events
 

The exhibition presents the collection, made up of more than a thousand small paintings, (all in 10×12 cm format) that Luciano Benetton has collected travelling around the world. The collection exhibits the works acquired in Australia, India, Korea, United States and Japan. This collection is indeed similar to an open inventory able to contribute and show how varying is the way the world is seen, studied and represented by artists and how their experiences help us to understand the riches kept into whatever is different and far away that the world offers to our interpretations.
 
Imago Mundi 
August 28th – October 27th
10 am – 6 pm, closed on Mondays
Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus

Santa Maria Formosa
Castello 5252, 30122 Venezia
Organization: Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus
www.querinistampalia.it 
 
 
Sono lieto di informare della mostra correttiva “Imago Mundi”. Imago Mundi è uno di 47 Eventi collaterali della 55 ª Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia. Partecipo alla mosra come uno di 200 artisti giapponesi questa estate.
www.labiennale.org/en/art/exhibition/collateral-events
 
La mostra presenta la collezione, costituita da più di un migliaio di opere, di piccoli quadri (tutti in formato 10×12 centimetri) che Luciano Benetton ha raccolto a partire dalle esperienze fatte nel corso dei viaggi che ha compiuto in ogni parte del mondo. Sono presentate le opere raccolte in Australia, India, Corea, Stati Uniti, Giappone. La collezione è simile a un inventario aperto in grado di contribuire a dimostrare come siano mutevoli i modi in cui il mondo viene visto, interrogato e rappresentato dagli artisti, e come le loro esperienze possano contribuire a comprendere meglio la ricchezza custodita in tutto ciò che di diverso e lontano il mondo offre alle nostre interpretazioni.
 
Imago Mundi
28 agosto – 27 ottobre
h. 10 – 18, chiuso lunedì
Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus
Santa Maria Formosa
Castello 5252, 30122 Venezia
Organizzazione: Fondazione Querini Stampalia onlus
www.querinistampalia.it 
 
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May 24th, 2013
GALLERIA NOBILI
Via Marsala 4, 20121 Milano ITALY
 
Photo : Dana de Luca
http://danazdeluca.photoshelter.com
 
 
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