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This beautiful vectorial art on paper represents a detail of the work Flowers 2 after Jan Brueghel elder with Aspirina, Barilla, Baci, Calippo, Cola, Louis Vuitton, Motta, Tm, Visa and Maddonna in which Tomoko rereads the the paintings with floral subject began in the Netherlands at the end of the XVI Century, thanks to a group of painters among which Jan Brueghel "the Old one", followed by his child Jan the Young one, that as his father he had success especially in this pictorial field. So in the compositions of Tomoko the whole historical root of this pictorial field is updated, brought to a rereading of the theme of VANITAS, that one of the "fashion blogger" or of the "fashion victim" but also of the same vanity of the brands that try to make the consumer "addicted" and a vehicle for the promotion of the same brand and it is for this reason that in this beautiful screen print we find a wonderful vase of flowers full of brand symbols of the contemporary society: Aspirina, Barilla, Baci, Calippo, Cola, Louis Vuitton, Motta, Tm, Visa and Maddonna.
Vectorial art su carta, signed and numbered in original by the artist. Limited edition in 75 works.
|Edition||Limited Edition in 75 works|
Tomoko Nagao is one of the main contemporary artists of Micropop art. Born in 1976 in Nagoya, Japan, where she studied the stylised forms of Nara Yoshitomo and the Superflat style of Takashi Murakami. Today she is considered the most important exponent of Micropop and Superflat in Italy, where she now lives.
Tomoko draws inspiration from the works of Caravaggio, Velázquez, Tiziano, La Tour, Botticelli, Hokusaiand revisits them by presenting global brands such as Coca-Cola, iPad, Barilla, Play Station PSP. The adaptation of the classic paintings of the great masters by Tomoko Nagao is meant to be ironic towards the economic mechanisms of art, as it aims to bring Renaissance patrons, such as the Medici, and the creative directors of big brands onto the same level.
In this way, his works become a metaphor for globalisation, making them more "easy to read" thanks to the Japanese aesthetic concept of "Kawaii" that makes everything "cool". His production includes original paintings, stencils and vectorial art. She practices the Superflat style, the Japanese postmodern art movement founded by Takashi Murakami, which characterises her artistic production.
The works by Tomoko Nagao are full of flat, emphatic images with defined contours. Her art is innovative and original, combining at the same time classical and contemporary art, Eastern traditions and Western culture. He chooses classic subjects from the history of art that are world-famous and instantly recognisable and revisits them in a Pop key and with elements of Japanese Manga and Ukiyo-e culture. One of the best examples of this is the Mickey Mouse wearing Armani underwear.
In September 2015 his work Botticelli - The Birth of Venus with Baci was exhibited at the Gemalde Galeriein Berlin and, in 2016, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on the occasion of The Botticelli Renaissance group show, considered by critics to be one of the most interesting events of that year.
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