YOSHITAKA NANJO

JAPAN

YOSHITAKA NANJO

Photo by Jun. Hayashi

Born in 1977 in Kagawa. Currently based in Wakayama, Japan. Completed study of painting at Tokyo Zokei University. He has been increasing exposures through participation in Nakanojo Biennale, Water and Land Niigata Art Festival and art fairs both within and outside Japan. He presented a painting on canvas and windows using soil at Soil Museum under Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015. He visits place, collect soils based upon its history, memories and ordinary life, analise information he gathers from his visit and then expresses his appreciation through paintings and installations. When featuring landscape, his artwork consists of a painting and installation using soil of the site. He dehydrates collected soils, filters them and using different elements of the soils to create something different from ordinary.

Major projects and exhibitions include Nakanojo Biennale (2011, 2013, Gunnma, Japan), Water and Land Niigata Art Festival (2012, 2015, Niigata, Japan), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2015, Niigata, Japan), AIR Nordland (2015, Norway), Ichihara Art Mix (2017, Chiba, Japan), VOCA exhibition (2017, Tokyo, Japan)

PREVIOUS WORKS

"Razyomon(Gate in old Kyoto)" (2016)
photo by Norihiro Ueno

"Steigtndvatnet / Mountain and Lake" (2016)

"Pilgrimage for the Soil" (Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2012)
photo by Shigemitsu Ebie