Naoki Yamaji was born in Tokyo in 1994. He took a fine art course in Japan for three years from 2013 to 2016,He went to London in 2016 to see the European art scene and visited many museums and art... Read More
Naoki Yamaji was born in Tokyo in 1994. He took a fine art course in Japan for three years from 2013 to 2016,
He went to London in 2016 to see the European art scene and visited many museums and art galleries. He realised that the Western art is completely different from the Japanese art in terms of the expression and interpretation. This is the reason why he decided to seek a combined style of them to represent the art of this period.
Naoki's works are created with oil, acrylic and paper on canvas. The theme is the worthlessness of human being in the mechanised society. The capitalist society is replacing human kind with technological items because of its reasonablity. We are losing the position one after another in the society although the technology is originally invented to improve our life. His paintings are composed by two elements, an abstract part and a figurative part. The former represents the sense or emotion owned by human and the latter represents the rationality or coldness the machine has. Naoki underlines the importance of the balance between these aspects in the society and his works show their ideal balance.
Here the list of the exhibitions-THE OLD BANK GALLERY, LONDON - JANUARY 2018-ITSLIQUID GROUP "CONTEMPORARY VENICE" AT PALAZZO CA' ZANARDI, VENICE - DECEMBER 2017-THE OLD BANK GALLERY, LONDON - OCTOBER 2017-YU GALLERY "LOVE EXHIBITION", TOKYO - FEBRUARY 2015-YU GALLERY "SMALL PAINTING EXHIBITION", TOKYO - JANUARY 2015-SAIKOU-SHA GALLERY, TOKYO - APRIL 2015-SAIKOU-SHA GALLERY, TOKYO - AUGUST 2013
A Japanese artist based in Europe, seeking a mixed expressions of western and Japanese art.