Friday, 14 September 2007
Featurette: AKIRA NAGASAWA
Since receiving his B.F.A. in Japanese Painting of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music and M.F.A. in Japanese Painting of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Akira Nagasawa's work has balanced between abstract and figurative paintings incorporating mythic beasts that he refers to as tigers.
Principally making use of natural materials, his works are typically created on a canvas of cheese-cloth using mineral pigments, gypsum, iron powder, earth, and the occasional acrylic, his paintings hint at narratives with several layers within each image. The image above(mountain) measures 2273×1818mm(7.5 x 6 feet).
Since 2003, Akira has been Assistant Professor of Tohoku University of Art & Design and is currently represented by the Galleria Grafica Tokio.
Galleria Grafica Tokio
Saatchi Online - Galeria Grafica profile
Metropolis.co.uk - article