Artists

Shintaro Nakahara

Reflector

Reflector

2/05/2017 to 21/05/2017

Reflector positions painter Shintaro Nakahara alongside sculptor Ray Haydon; exhibiting together for the first time, the two artists pose a visual conversation about colour and curve, the control of line, and subtle shine.

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Stellar

Stellar

2/05/2017 to 21/05/2017

Yoshiko Nakahara and Brendan McGorry together, explore the communication between their very different ways of making. Brendan McGorry shows a series of portraits of artists throughout history mapping a solar system of influences. While Yoshiko Nakahara's intricate and highly detailed drawings look at the microscopic beauty of the natural world.

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Gem

Gem

11/08/2015 to 23/08/2015

Shintaro Nakahara’s studies in pure colour are played out in his vast, calligraphic paintings that joyfully defy any accepted notion of colour theory. Crisp, even sequences of intense (sometimes lurid) colour diverge, align, and intersect across the surface of his works, in combinations that simultaneously bewilder and delight the viewer. His fields of flat, solid colour, defined by razorsharp lines, retain the overall surface consistency used by the Colour Field artists of the mid-twentieth century.

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neo

neo

30/07/2014 to 23/08/2014

The distinctive playful and colourful aesthetic of Shintaro Nakahara belies the rigorous and complex creation of his paintings. Immediately arresting, his work draws liberally from Japanese tradition, Pop Art and contemporary cultural iconography to create visually striking paintings that blend ancient and contemporary elements to great effect.

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Amplitude

Amplitude

27/03/2012 to 8/04/2012

Nakahara paints his boldly coloured forms against a flat monochromatic background, shifting the focus to the surface of the image and the interplay of colours upon it. The use of gloss coating and acrylic paints, coupled with a highly-refined painting technique, creates a digitally-processed look to the work, again connecting traditional Japanese content with Pop Art aesthetics.

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Luminous

Luminous

26/10/2010 to 7/11/2010

Shintaro Nakahara’s work derives from ancient Japanese calligraphic traditions. He reinterprets age-old practices in a pop-influenced way, aligning the ancient forms with contemporary culture - working with iridescent colour and highly-refined painted surfaces.

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