A Switch to Wear
In our daily lives, we switch on and off various switches called "Jibun.
In between what we are looking for and what we are being asked to wear, we are weaving our own time.
Please come and encounter the world of Isao Nasu, a creator of switch-like ornaments and jewelry.
The artist will be present all day.
ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Hailing from Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture, the prodigious artist was enamored with the ethereal radiance of crystal light from a tender age, inspiring a life-long fascination with stones. A chance encounter with an opal miner during his studies, set the artist on an odyssey across more than forty nations in search of exotic treasures to adorn his precious jewelry creations. In a bold move, the artist established a trading company in Morocco, whereupon he successfully raised funds to attend the prestigious appraisal school in New York. Following his triumphant return to Japan, the artist lent his expertise to a jewelry-related manufacturer and wholesaler, before blazing his own trail and venturing out on his own at the tender age of 26. Meticulously researching the origins of jewelry worldwide, the artist endeavors to shine a light on the beauty of Japanese culture through his art.
In addition to his artistic pursuits, the artist has made significant contributions to the environment through his radio programs and magazine publications. In 2009, he proudly debuted his works of art, elegantly capturing the mystique of Japanese aesthetics, at the illustrious Hankyu Umeda Main Store Art Gallery. Four years later, his works were showcased at the revered PHILLIPS DESIGN WEEK PREVIEW in New York, garnering international acclaim and further cementing his status as a leading artist of our time. To this day, the artist passionately imbues his works with the theme of prayer, a universal symbol of hope and renewal, which he exhibits with pride in prestigious art galleries, as well as revered shrines and temples.
Imperial Hotel Plaza MEDEL GALLERY SHU / Gallery Ecru Forest / ART NAGOYA
Seizan Gallery / Iba Sen Machikado Exhibition Hall / ATOMGALLERY / Gallery Sumiko Gallery Collection
Gallery O2 / Malaysia MIJ / Yogenji Kobodo Gallery / Omi Gakudo / Opera City
Rooms 43・Invited Artists / Todaiji Kannon-in Seven Artists Exhibition