JOJI NAKAMURA


POPCORN


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.

For all inquiries, please contact:

Peter Augustus Owen
peter@paoprojects.com

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AVAILABLE WORKS



Long Black Hair (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Your Friend #2 (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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She Is (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Your Friend (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Dreamin (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Where She Comes From (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Your Friend #3 (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Jazz (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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Jazz #2 (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
13” x 9.5” (33cm x 24cm)
USD 700

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SOLD
Face (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
24” x 21” (61cm x 53cm)

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Windy Day (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
24” x 21” (61cm x 53cm)
USD 1,800

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Blue Hand (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
24” x 21” (61cm x 53cm)
USD 1,800

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In The Afternoon (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
32” x 27” (81cm x 68.5cm)
USD 2,000

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Lady From West (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
32” x 27” (81cm x 68.5cm)
USD 2,000

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Summer Lady (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
32” x 27” (81cm x 68.5cm)
USD 2,000

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Hello! (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
32” x 27” (81cm x 68.5cm)
USD 2,000

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Black Room (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
42.5” x 35” (108cm x 89cm)
USD 3,000

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Woman in June (2021)
Acrylic on canvas
42.5” x 35” (108cm x 89cm)
USD 3,000