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Koji Nagai

Born in: 1950

Japan

Biography
Koji Nagai is a Japanese artist, born in 1950 in Hiroshima, known for his collages. He studied graphic design at Hiroshima Design College. Following this, he worked as a freelance designer for posters, brochures and calendars. Later, he discovered the art of collage and got involved in this form of art which leads to great artistic freedom and gives free rein to the imagination. In his artistic approach, Nagai claims to be influenced by artists like Tadanori Yokoo, considered to be the Japanese Andy Warhol, painters like Shinro Ohtake and Tadashi Tonoshiki, the American sculptor Joseph Cornell and German artist Kurt Schwitters. For his collages, he draws inspiration from several materials, images, stamps, boxes, couture and pin buttons. Reading art books is also a determining factor, and translates into subtle references in his works. All these elements which are put together, despite their differences or their obvious incompatibility, interact and communicate with one another. The artist confronts aspects like old and new, reality and fiction, life and death...This leads to surrealistic collages, filled with details. In addition to his works on cardboard, Koji Nagai also creates digital collages printed on paper, but in limited edition. Koji Nagai has done some personal exhibitions and several publications in the press, in USA and Japan. Moreover, he has also taken part in literary projects, like his collaboration with the American poet, Andrew Topel.
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Koji Nagai, Appale! N°14, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Appale! N°14, 2016
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Chess, Print

Koji Nagai

Chess, 2003
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Quality, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Quality, 2015
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Appale! N°32, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Appale! N°32, 2016
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Sentiment VI, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Sentiment VI, 2015
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Alexandre Rodchenko, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Alexandre Rodchenko, 2015
14.2 x 10.2 inch
Drawing

$1,778

Koji Nagai, Paranoia, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Paranoia, 2015
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Break Time, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Break Time, 2013
13 x 14.2 inch
Drawing

$1,778

Koji Nagai, Bathroom, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Bathroom, 2012
16.5 x 13.4 inch
Drawing

$1,897

Koji Nagai, Appale! N°45, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Appale! N°45, 2016
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Quest of the Secret, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Quest of the Secret, 2013
9.4 x 7.1 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Appale! N°25, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Appale! N°25, 2016
11.8 x 8.3 inch
Drawing

$1,422

Koji Nagai, Tower of Babel, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Tower of Babel, 2011
14.6 x 14.2 inch
Drawing

$2,252

Koji Nagai, Museum, Drawing

Koji Nagai

Museum, 2009
20.1 x 14.2 inch
Drawing

$2,963

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°16, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°16, 2013
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Sea Bathing, Print

Koji Nagai

Sea Bathing, 2003
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°143, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°143, 2014
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°129, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°129, 2014
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°120, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°120, 2014
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°47, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°47, 2014
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°18, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°18, 2013
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°12, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°12, 2013
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°9, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°9, 2013
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, La limite, Print

Koji Nagai

La limite, 2013
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Hula-Hoop, Print

Koji Nagai

Hula-Hoop, 2003
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

Koji Nagai, Kolaj N°8, Print

Koji Nagai

Kolaj N°8, 2013
16.5 x 11.8 inch
Print

$711

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