DALLAS ART FAIR 2022


BOOTH F8

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Clarence Chun
Naruki Kukita
Joji Nakamura
Ryoichi Nakamura
Masaya Nakayama
Hiroyuki Yamada


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(Artists’ Bio Follows Booth Checklist)

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Masaya Nakayama
American Flag
2022
Acrylic, Color Pencil, Resin, Gold leaf on Washi (Japanese handmade paper, Mounted on Wood Panel.
Approx. 11.75” x 7.25” (30cm x 18.5cm)

SOLD

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Masaya Nakayama
Old Friends
2022
Acrylic, Color Pencil, Resin on Washi (Japanese handmade paper, Mounted on Wood Panel.
Approx. 36”x36” (91.5cm x 91.5cm)

USD 4,500

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Masaya Nakayama
PEOPLE No. 1
2022
Acrylic, Color pencil, Gold Leaf on Washi (Japanese handmade paper), Mounted on Wood Panel.
Approx. 16”x12” (40.5cm x 30.5cm)

USD 2,500

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Masaya Nakayama
PEOPLE No. 2
2022
Acrylic, Color pencil, Gold Leaf on Washi (Japanese handmade paper), Mounted on Wood Panel.
Approx. 16”x12” (40.5cm x 30.5cm)

USD 2,500

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Masaya Nakayama
PEOPLE No. 3
2022
Acrylic, Color pencil, Gold Leaf on Washi (Japanese handmade paper), Mounted on Wood Panel.
Approx. 16”x12” (40.5cm x 30.5cm)

USD 2,500

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Clarence Chun
and in the morning I’ll be with you
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 48” x  53”

USD 8,000

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Clarence Chun
can you see in the dark?
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 14”x 12”

USD 2,500

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Clarence Chun
and it teases your head
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 14”x 12”

SOLD

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

SOLD

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

USD 3,500

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

SOLD

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

USD 3,500

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

SOLD

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

SOLD

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

USD 3,500

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

SOLD

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Ryoichi Nakamura
a study of identity
2022
Oil on Canvas, Mounted on Wood Panel
Approx. H 22.5” W 17.75” (571mm x 451mm)

SOLD

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Naruki Kukita
Portrait of a Young Man
2022
Oil on Canvas
Approx. 36” x 24”

USD 5,000

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Joji Nakamura
She was there
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 21” x 18”

USD 2,000

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Joji Nakamura
She was just getting her hair done
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 21” x 18”

USD 2,000

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Joji Nakamura
Go to sleep (e.g. a limb)
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 18” x 15”

USD 1,500

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Joji Nakamura
Sing
2022
Acrylic on Canvas
Approx. 18” x 15”

USD 1,500

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Hiroyuki Yamada
Backloaded Horn Speaker No.010
2021
Ceramic and Speaker Components (Cable and Bluetooth)
Approx. H15” x W10” x D10” (H37.5cm x W25cm x D25cm)

SOLD

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Hiroyuki Yamada
Backloaded Horn Speaker No.003
2021
Ceramic and Speaker Components (Cable and Bluetooth)
Approx. H11.5” x W13” x D8.5” (H29cm x W33 x D22cm)

USD 4,000

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Hiroyuki Yamada
Bunny Horn
2021
Ceramic and Speaker Components (Cable and Bluetooth)
Approx. H15” x W10” x D10” (H37.5cm x W25cm x D25cm)

USD 4,000


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CLARENCE CHUN
b. 1975; Tacloban, Philippines

Drawn by the properties of environmental forces such as air and water, Chun sets out a dynamic approach to painting where his meticulous execution to every composition is characterized by his ability to visually define speed and momentum.

Born in Tacloban and raised in the cities of Houston and New York, Chun was awarded the Ellen Battell Stoekel Fellowship from Yale University School of Art in 1999 and had later received his BFA in Painting (cum laude) from the University of Houston School of Art and eventually completed his MFA in Painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is also the recipient of the John Young Artist Award from the Honolulu Museum of Art in 2013. Chun’s works have been exhibited widely in Southeast Asia, in the United States, and in Europe and are also in the permanent collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art (USA), Hawai’i State Art Museum (USA), and the National Museum of Fine Arts (Manila, PH). He now lives and works between The Philippines and Hawaii.

Chun has exhibited extensively in the Philippines and abroad, including select solo shows: adrift in water salt and sky, Blanc Gallery, 2022 (Quezon City, Philippines); It’s always a relief to see you again, Blanc Gallery, 2021 (Quezon City, Philippines); I disappeared out of the window, Mono8 Gallery, 2019 (Manila, Philippines); Maybe I’ll tell you sometime, West Gallery, 2019 (Manila, Philippines); We are Infinite, Blanc Gallery, 2018 (Manila, Philippines); Let’s get paralyzed tonight, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, 2017 (Manila, Philippines); In a distance, I see a glimpse of us, Blanc Gallery, 2016 (Manila, Philippines); Leave me mesmerized, love, Gallery Big, 2014 (Manila, Philippines); and several international art fairs: Art Dubai, Mono8 Gallery, 2022 (Dubai, UAE); Art Fair Philippines, Mono8 Gallery, 2021 (Manila, Philippines); Contempo #Artshop, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2015 (Honolulu, Hawaii); Korean International Art Fair 2014 , Gallery Big (Seoul, South Korea); Artists of Hawaii 2013 Biannual, Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, Hawaii).

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NARUKI KUKITA
b. 1979; Japan

Naruki Kukita is a Japanese artist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. A classically trained oil painter, his artistic career began with a series of exhibitions in the early 2000s to 2010s, but since then the artist has focused solely on commissions and running a highly successful painting course from his Bushwick studio. A queer artist, his work showcases his masterful command of traditional oil portraiture with contemporary culture, ranging from anime to pop icons.

As published in The Advocate:

The Unapologetically Erotic Art and Life of Naruki Kukita By Christopher Harrity (2016)
“Naruki Kukita’s work has an intensity about it. The devotion and labor shows. He has mastered the ability to render beautifully in different mediums while retaining a shocking freshness in his work. His excruciating detail makes his life as depicted on Instagram all the more enjoyable. He may be a disciplined artist in the studio, but he is obviously having a great time enjoying being a young and talented man in the middle of the gay art scene in New York City. Kukita was born in Japan and currently lives in New York City. He received a BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo and has attended the Art Students League and the National Academy School of Fine Arts, both in New York City. He has participated in many exhibitions and gallery shows in New York, and his artwork has been published in Velvet Magazine, Spank Magazine, Mary, Tri-State Magazine, Next Door, and more.”

Kukita earned a BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan (2004), followed by studies at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York (2013). He has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, including select shows: He, curated by Robert Summers, Last Projects, 2017 (Los Angeles); Queer Biennial II, Youth: Loss and Found'' curated by Ruben Esparza, Coagula Curatorial, 2016 (Los Angeles); Interface: Queer Artists Forming Communities, curated by Walt Cessna, Leslie Lohman Museum, 2015 (New York); THE REBEL, THE RECRUIT & THE CHOSEN, curated by Guy Berube, La Petite Gallery, 2014 (Ottawa, Canada); Me Love You Long Time, curated by Edwin Ramoran, Boston Center for The Arts, 2012; Spank Gallery Show, curated by William Lynn, Krause Gallery, 2011 (New York); I see myself in you, curated by Wayne Northcross, Bronx Art Space, 2010 (New York); Toki Gallery, 2005 (Tokyo, Japan).

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JOJI NAKAMURA
b. 1974; Chiba, Japan

Nakamura frequently cites music as inspiration when painting, and the tempo and mood of the songs can be seen in the finger strokes of his work. He is an untrained artist whose popularity has been growing over the last decade. Nakamura paints with his hands using acrylic, gesso, graphite, and ink on canvas, paper, or wood. His asymmetrical and rough-edged paintings saw him mounting a number of recent solo shows, including Bookmarc (Marc Jacobs) gallery in Omotesando, Tokyo; Clear Gallery (Tokyo), The Container Tokyo; Peter Augustus (Dallas, Texas); and Galerie Mikiko Fabiani (Paris).

Nakamura was born in 1974 in Chiba, Japan, and currently lives and works in Yokohama. He has shown extensively throughout Japan, with a large following in France. Select previous show include Bookmarc (Marc Jacobs Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan); Clear Gallery Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan); The Container (Tokyo, Japan). He was also recently included in a group show at Marian Cramer Projects (Amsterdam, Netherlands), and has been featured at Asia Now art fair in Paris, France.

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RYOICHI NAKAMURA
b. 1982; Tokyo, Japan

a study of identity reflects both Nakamura’s journey over the course of creating this project and the public’s intended viewing experience. Working with historical photographs, Nakamura’s work depicts portraits of Japanese immigrants to America and Japanese Americans from the late 1800s through mid-1900s. Many of the subjects were sent to internment camps by the US Government during WWII.

An ongoing project for the past six years, this extensive body of work began after Nakamura was awarded a grant by Japan’s Pola Art Foundation in 2015. This allowed him to travel to New York and Los Angeles to conduct research for the general concept (cultural assimilation). The result was a large body of work that ranges from an experimental photo emulsion technique on metal panel to traditional portraiture. Each painting highlights Nakamura’s mastery of the impasto oil technique and features his signature style of obscured portraits - a trademark of the series.

Nakamura is a graduate of Tokyo Zokei Univeristy (2002). He has exhibited extensively in Japan and abroad, including select solo shows: a study of identity, Peter Augustus, 2021 (Dallas); Immigrant, KOKI ARTS, 2020 (Tokyo); Confused Utopia, KOKI ARTS, 2016 (Tokyo); Recollections, KOKI ARTS, 2015 (Tokyo); and select group shows: Past, Present, Future-Like Imaging a Constellation, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2019 (Tokyo); Leavings: Four Studies in Anti-Portraiture", Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham University, 2019 (NYC); Ryoichi Nakamura & Kotaro Inoue, YIRI ARTS, 2016 (Takao/ Taiwan); Parallel Lives: Chicago, Zhou b Art Center, 2016 (Chicago); Untitled (Affection)", Parenthesis Art Space, 2016 (New York); Japan Congo, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, 2011 (Moscow, Russia). His work is included in the collection of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, Washington, USA).

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Masaya Nakayama
b. 1983; Osaka, Japan

Masaya Nakayama currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His work focuses on imagery that dominates contemporary life, particularly in the United States. Common themes of capitalism and iconic American characters from his childhood growing up abroad are frequent players in his paintings.

Nakayama has developed a unique method of painting – he first wraps wood panel in Washi(Japanese hand-made paper) and proceeds to “draw” his subject with tape. After covering the panel with acrylic paint, colored pencil and resin (and sometimes gold leaf), he removes the tape to reveal his completed work.

Nakayama is a graduate of the Osaka University of Arts, Department of Fine Arts Painting (B.F.A. 2005). His work has been shown primarily in the United States and Japan with select solo exhibitions including: YES, Kitano Kitanagaya, 2019 (Osaka, Japan); There is, Kamakura Drawing Gallery, 2019 (Kanagawa, Japan); “HOLE”, AIDA Gallery, 2016 (Osaka, Japan); stain:proof, JaNet Hall, 2013 (New York); and select group exhibitions, including: Shadow of Olympus, Soil Gallery, 2018 (Seattle, Washington); Ode To Spring, Walter Wickiser Gallery, 2018 (New York); Time difference Vol. 3, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2018 (Tokyo, Japan); MONSTER, hpgrp gallery, 2017 (New York); A SUSTAINING LIFE, Waterfall Mansion Gallery, 2016 (New York); Time difference, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, 2016 (Hyogo, Japan); “Domesticated space travelers Exhibition”, Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, 2016 (Brooklyn); Paper works unbound”, Williamsburg Historical Center, 2014 (Brooklyn).

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Hiroyuki Yamada
b. 1970; Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Ceramic artist Hiroyuki Yamada has been actively exhibiting his works since the early 1990s, gaining significant attention both in Japan and abroad. He adheres to ancient Japanese methods of ceramic production, while adding contemporary touches, including speaker components, modern shapes, and striking choices of glaze. Yamada has a special connection to Texas, as his work is included in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Yamada’s works have been exhibited around the world and is found in private and institutional collections in Japan, India, Europe and the United States. A selection of his shows include:  “GOD” – Great Object Daikon, Gallery Paku Paku An, 2017 (Tokyo); Dug Out Clay, Art Salon Yamaki, 2017 (Osaka); Red, Azabujuban Gallery, 2017 (Tokyo); Potters Who Travels, Vol. I, EKWC, 2018 (Netherlands); Every day is Good for Curry, Ginza Mitsukoshi, Ginza Stage, 2018 (Tokyo); Great Exhibition of Lucky Charm, Gallery Paku Paku An, 2019 (Tokyo); Calligraphy Tools, Yamaso Art Gallery ROLLOT, 2019 (Kyoto); Bake the Earth a little, 2020 (web exhibition); Hundred flowers blooming in profusion, Gallery Paku Paku An, 2020 (Tokyo); Wildlife Protection Plan, Art Salon Yamaki, 2021 (Osaka); Cell Division, Paku Paku An, 2021 (Tokyo); Chaotic Color World, Gallery NEXT, 2022 (Osaka); The Congregation, Peter Augustus, 2022 (Dallas, Texas, USA). Yamada’s work is included in the collections of the MIHO MUSEUM, Shigaraki; Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston USA; World Ceramic Center, Yeoju Korea; Uttarayan Art Foundation Gujarat, India; Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Korea; and the EKWC, Holland.

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