Kazumi Nagano

Giappone

 

Nagano Kazumi lives and works in Tokyo. She had only delved into the world of jewellery after reaching the age of 50. Instead, she was formally educated as a Nihonga painter. Yet, as if painting the aesthetics of traditional Japan into her three-dimensional pieces, her seductive silhouettes are emblematic of the romanticism inherently found in the two-dimensional world of Japanese painting, of subtle flowers blowing in the wind, with reverence to the warmth of moonlight rather than the sun. Serenity, rather than dynamism, are the hallmarks of Nagano’s luscious forms made from materials such as gold and silver thread, even ‘bamboo tape’, combined with the elasticity of the contemporary material that is nylon.

Exhibitions

Since 1997 solo & group exhibition in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Great Britain, the Unite States, Australia, China, Taiwan, Canada, South Korea and Japan.

Collections (Private & Museum)

Victoria & Albert Museum, UK / Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings, Switzerland / Olnick Spanu Collection, USA / Bollmann Collection, Austria / Katrin Basiner Collection, Germany / The Cominelli Foundation, Italy / Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Susan Grant Lewin Collection, USA / Pureun Culture Foundation, Seoul, South Korea / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.

 

 

 

 

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spille 2021, brooches | horse hair, platinum and gold thread, nylon, woven and folded, cm 8,5x8,5x2,5 - 8,5x10x2,5 | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
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spilla 2021, brooch | horse hair, platinum and gold thread, nylon, woven and folded | Ph Ryota Sekiguchi, collezione privata
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spilla 2021, brooch | horse hair, silver and palladium thread, nylon, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli, collezione privata
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spilla 2020, brooch | silk, gold thread, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli
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spilla 2020, brooch | silk, gold thread, woven and folded | Ph. Angela Petrarelli
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spille 2022, Brooches | Plutinum Thread, Gold Thread (KYG 18), Gold Plate (KYG 14), Nylon Thread, | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi
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Necklace 2021 | Plutinum Thread, Gold Thread, Gold Plate, Nylon Thread, Gold Wire | Ph. Ryota Sekiguchi

Info

  • Nome: Kazumi Nagano
  • Citt√†: Tokyo
  • Nazione: Giappone
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