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Tomoko Nagao

Born in: 1976

Japan

Biography

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Tomoko Nagao was born in 1976 in Nagoya, Japan and she is one of the main contemporary artists of Micropop art. She studied in japan assimilating Takashi Murakami's Superflat style and Nara Yoshitomo's style made of stylized shapes. In London she attended the Chelsea College of Art.

She's considered the most important exponent of MicroPop Art in Italy. She practices the Superflat style, the postmodern Japanese art movement founded by Takashi Murakami. So her artworks are characterized by flat and emphatic images and defined outlines.

Her production includes original paintings (Gioconda, Infanta Margherita with Coca-Cola and Kitty), stencils (Candy-Candy Blue MicroPop Superflat, Canestra di frutta Yellow MicroPop Superflat) and vectorial art (Botticelli - The Birth of Venus with Baci, The Great Wave of Kanagawa with MC, Cupnoodle, Kewpie, Kikkoman and Kitty). She usually reinterprets Renaissance masterpieces employing the Japanese aesthetic concept of "kawaii" that makes everything cool. Tomoko takes Caravaggio, Tiziano, La Tour, Velázquez, Botticelli, Hokusai's artworks and she revisits them, also introducing global brands like Coca-Cola, Barilla, Play Station PSP or iPad. Nagao's adaption of Old Master paintings are intended as an ironic reference to the economic mechanisms of power in the production of images, where Renaissance patrons like Medici have now been replaced by the creative directors of major brands.

Today, Nagao lives and works in Milan.

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  • Painting

  • Painting Pop Art

  • Painting Nudes

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  • Print Pop Art

  • Painting Oil

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Tomoko Nagao, Margherita with CocaCola Red Fluo, Painting

Tomoko Nagao

Margherita with CocaCola Red Fluo, 2017
100 x 100 cm
Painting

€4 390

Tomoko Nagao, Chanel Shoes Gemini Dotto Silver, Painting

Tomoko Nagao

Chanel Shoes Gemini Dotto Silver, 2017
110 x 100 cm
Painting

€1 980

Tomoko Nagao, Urbino of Venus with Hello Kitty and Chanel - Madrid Pegasus, Painting

Tomoko Nagao

Urbino of Venus with Hello Kitty and Chanel - Madrid Pegasus, 2017
90 x 110 cm
Painting

€1 980

Tomoko Nagao, Salomè Beige, Painting

Tomoko Nagao

Salomè Beige, 2017
50 x 60 cm
Painting

€2 400

Tomoko Nagao, Liberty leading the Pop, Print

Tomoko Nagao

Liberty leading the Pop, 2015
70 x 100 cm
Print

€395

Tomoko Nagao, The birth of Venus, Print

Tomoko Nagao

The birth of Venus, 2012
70 x 100 cm
Print

€395

Tomoko Nagao, The last supper with MC, Print

Tomoko Nagao

The last supper with MC, 2011
70 x 100 cm
Print

€395

Tomoko Nagao, Il quarto stato after Pellizza, Print

Tomoko Nagao

Il quarto stato after Pellizza, 2016
70 x 100 cm
Print

€395

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