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Asia Week New York September 2022

Nobuyuki Tanaka

September 16–23, 2022
Reception September 20, 5-8pm

Thomsen Gallery will exhibit large works by the internationally renowned lacquer artist Nobuyuki Tanaka. Born in 1959, Nobuyuki Tanaka graduated in 1985 from the Tokyo University of Arts and uses the ancient dry-lacquer technique to create amorphous, curving forms with meticulously finished surfaces that incorporate tactility and translucency. The colors are those used in traditional lacquer ware: high-gloss black or red, or a mélange of both. The sculptural works range widely in size and explore both the horizontal and vertical orientations.

Tanaka’s works are in the collections of major museums worldwide, such as The Metropolitan Museum, New York, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.