Azusa Nozawa “Daydream of x and y” JP/EN


hentai image, 2018
Acrylic on panel
φ1500mm

Hidari Zingaro is pleaded to hold a solo exhibition by Azusa Nozawa “Daydream of x and y”

Sticker bomb refers to a branch of street-culture practices that uses layering of stickers, normally used for customizing cars and motorbikes, until the surface is no longer visible. Nozawa has created paintings by overlapping this method with the act of collecting miscellaneous small items and stickers, a popular childhood hobby for her (and many other females of her generation).

This method is used to express a distorted gaze towards sexuality. This is done by simultaneously visualizing both the microscopic sense, of adoring small objects, as well as the macroscopic sense, of increasing the level of abstraction by densely placing visual subjects together.

Boys and girls in her artworks, both a pictorial subject and a pictorial medium, appear to imply the presence of a masculine gaze. However sexual subjectivity and objectivity here become multi-layered, through the use a self-conscious method in constructing an inherently pedophilic motif of girlishness.

Nozawa’s latest works that feature Japanese Boys Love as their motif vividly displays the kind of distorted gaze mentioned above. The exhibition, comprising mainly of the artist’s recent paintings, and a comprehensive demonstration of her artistic nature, is crucial within the context of contemporary society where diversity is being advocated in a variety of areas. We humbly invite you to come and experience the ingenious worldview of Azusa Nozawa, created in a uniquely distorted notion of sexuality, where subjectivity and objectivity are dissolved.

Exhibition period
June 15 (Fri)-July 3 (Tue), 2018
12:00-19:00
*Opening reception is planned to be held at 18:00 on July 15 (Fri)
*Gallery closed on Wednesdays

Reference work

  • figure3, 2017
    Acrylic on panel
    φ330mm
  • figure2, 2017
    Acrylic on panel
    φ275mm
  • kawaii icon, 2016
    Acrylic on panel
    H728×W1030mm
  • figure1, 2015
    Acrylic on panel
    H515×W728mm
  • figure2, 2015
    Acrylic on panel
    H515×W728mm

Azusa Nozawa

Nozawa was born in 1994, and is currently studying at Tokyo University of the Arts majoring in oil painting. Nozawa produces paintings that depict motifs of premature boys and girls. She creates unique art materials through methodological use of her childhood hobby, collecting stickers and miscellaneous goods for small girls, as well as the practice of Sticker Bomb.

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〒164-0001
東京都中野区中野5−52−15
中野ブロードウェイ 3F
03-5345-7825
開廊時間:12:00 - 19:00
定休日:通常は水曜定休とさせて頂きますが、その都度お知らせ致します。

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