Hear artist Yoshitomo Nara discuss how he gives form to sensitivity and how his works come to life. His practice encompasses portraiture in which the subjects appear to stare back at the viewer; loosely drawn works on paper; sculptures made of wood, fiberglass, ceramic, and bronze; and multi-media installations that completely redefine the gallery space. Nara graduated with an MFA from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1987 and completed his studies at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, in 1988. His work has been featured in exhibitions in Europe, North America, and Asia.
This lecture will be interpreted from Japanese to English.