10 JULY 2021 - 28 AUGUST 2021
P.A.O. Projects is pleased to present the gallery’s summer show, POPCORN by Joji Nakamura. This is the artist’s first solo show in the United States and the exhibition will include 18 abstract works produced in 2021.
The opening will be held from 10AM - 6PM on Saturday, 10 July.
Throughout his career, the artist has employed a painting technique using his hands to apply acrylic directly on asymmetrical canvas. His unconventional method of presenting work is on full display at P.A.O. Projects, with several unstretched canvas works taped directly on the walls.
The exhibition’s title comes from “Mother Popcorn”, a song recorded by James Brown in 1969. 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.
Nakamura was born in 1974 in Chiba, Japan, and currently lives and works in Yokohama. He has shown extensively throughout Japan, including at 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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