Artists

Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara

Self Healing

Self Healing

10/11/2020 to 6/12/2020

Dynamic artists Yoshiko and Shintaro Nakahara work both individually and collaboratively. Yoshiko works in black ink, delicate and detailed; it is a labour intensive and meticulous process. In contrast, Shintaro opts for vivid, graphic forms in vibrant colours. When collaborating, they complement and contrast one another, creating a undetermined dialogue within the work which they have described as the “third artist”...

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Water Cycle

Water Cycle

2/07/2019 to 21/07/2019

Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara work collaboratively in their practice, with Yoshiko doing the delicate and intricate ink work and Shintaro adding the beautiful blocks of flat colour. In this show the Nakaharas explore the intricacies of different forms and bodies of water.

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Looking Up

Looking Up

6/11/2018 to 25/11/2018

Though each possess very distinct outputs, both Shintaro and Yoshiko’s practices are concerned with precision and planning. They share an intuitive approach and an obsessive, manual process. It is perhaps these qualities that have helped the two artists to successfully develop the “third artist,” a term they use to describe their collaborative practice. While it is easy to draw out the individual artists from their collaborative works – colour from Shintaro and black line work from Yoshiko – the “third artist” is actually inseparable.

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Wayfarer

Wayfarer

8/11/2016 to 20/11/2016

This exhibition features new work from the collaborative practice of artists Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara. The Japanese-born husband and wife, who were classically trained in Tokyo, each make art independently; as individuals they have different conceptual concerns, work on dramatically different scales and in different mediums.

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Movement

Movement

19/01/2016 to 7/02/2016

Bringing together the talents of Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara, the artists' present a unique body of collaborative paintings. The Japanese-born husband and wife duo each have successful independent artistic practices, having gained degrees in Fine Art in Tokyo prior to their emigration to New Zealand.

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Chromatic Scale

Chromatic Scale

25/11/2014 to 7/12/2014

Bringing together the talents of Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara, the artists' present a unique body of collaborative paintings. The Japanese-born husband and wife duo each have successful independent artistic practices, having gained degrees in Fine Art in Tokyo prior to their emigration to New Zealand.

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Unscripted

Unscripted

12/11/2013 to 24/11/2013

"Japanese artists Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara work both together and separately … Recently they have begun to collaborate, combining their different approaches to create an exquisite series of works that they have called 'Hikari' (Light), a metaphor for the revelation implicit in taking a mutual journey." - Helen Kedgley, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Pataka Museum

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Clockwise

Clockwise

22/11/2011 to 4/12/2011

Japanese artists Shintaro and Yoshiko Nakahara work both together and separately … Recently they have begun to collaborate, combining their different approaches to create an exquisite series of works that they have called 'Hikari', a metaphor for the revelation implicit in taking a mutual journey. - Helen Kedgley, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at Pataka Museum

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