Japanese pop collage artist Yoh Nagao’s first European solo exhibition in Berlin.
“I BELIEVE ART CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD WITH MY ART AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE. WITH ART, I CONTINUE SMILING AND STAYING POSITIVE. AND I WANT TO GIVE THIS POSITIVE ENERGY TO PEOPLE WITH MY ART” by YOH NAGAO.
Wonderful words impressed me when I read them, but mostly I can assure you that the intent of YOH “to donate positive energy with his art “ is fully achieved.
Today in Berlin was a gloomy day, but what a wonderful surprise to discover accidentally a talent and his wonderful work. They have given me interesting creative inspiration.I found his exhibition flyer walking in Prenzlauer Berg where in live , and I was so curious to see his operas.
His art pieces are an explosion of colours, energy, collage works which oscillate between the strength of bright colors and harmony of the compositions to create modern wonderland that evoke me Marc Chagall in some way.
I hope for this talent to break through and hear about him soon with a great success!
I work in the fashion show sometimes and I think Yho’s work has all credentials to become an artist well known into the communication of fashion system. (not surprising to see some of his boards on vogue or for diesel! ). I hope for him one day!
Absolutely DON’T MISS this great opportunity to see Nagao’s art.
Yoh Nagao is a pop collage artist from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, who has been based in Berlin since April 2012.
In Nagao’s first European solo exhibition “Detour Through Wonderland”, he is showing previous works as well as recent pieces that incorporate themes he is most interested in expressing: our future as humans. In the wake of rapidly advancing modernization and an ever-shifting digitalized society, have our lives actually become any richer? Can we really experience more happiness and well-being? How do we move forward from here?
Nagao draws inspiration from minority tribes who remain isolated from civilized society.
At first glance, it appears that modern fashion magazines are unrelated to such tribes. But by drawing clues and inspiration from tribal lifestyles and costumes, Nagao’s juxtaposed fashion images create a ‘new primitive’ style: these images express an exciting ‘pop’ future for modern humans who have progressed from their tribal pasts to the digitalized, progressive lives they lead today.
Detour Through Wonderland
Japanese artist Yoh Nagao will hold his first European solo exhibition
17th – 24th May 2014at ULA B erlin Anklamer Strasse 8, 10115 Berlin
Open Tue – Sun 15:00 – 20:00
Closed on Mon