Koji Nakazono

  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 untitled 2015 oil on canvas 30 x 30cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono untitled 2014 oil on canvas 41.0 x 27.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view from "The Way of Painting" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014
  • Installation view from "The Way of Painting" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014
  • Installation view from "The Way of Painting" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014
  • Installation view from "The Way of Painting" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2012 crayon on wood panel 194.0 x 162.0 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2014 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2014 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2014 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2014 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2014 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2014 ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2014 oil on canvas 53.5 x 45.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2014 oil on canvas 61.0 x 45.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • Installation view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013 ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2013 oil on canvas 61.0 x 41.0 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2013 oil on canvas 100.0 x 100.0 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2012 oil on canvas 46.0 x 38.0 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2012 oil on canvas 194 x 130.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2012 oil on canvas 194.0 x 194.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2012 oil on canvas 227.5 x 182.0 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2011 oil on canvas 46.0 x 38.0 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2010 crayon on wood panel 72.5 x 60.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono
  • 中園孔二 Koji Nakazono 無題 Untitled 2009 crayon on wood panel 41.0 x 31.5 cm ©Koji Nakazono

Koji Nakazono was born in 1989 in Kanagawa, and died in July 2015 (at 25 years old). He graduated from the Oil Painting course of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012. In the same year he was selected for “Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2012” and received the Tomio Koyama Award and the Audience Award.

He held solo exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2013 and at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2014. His major group exhibitions include “Works in weird Space” (GENBAGEN, Kanagawa, 2010), “Koji Nakazono/ Yuki Hirai” (LOOP HOLE, Tokyo, 2010), “JUMBLE SYM” (Turner Gallery, Tokyo 2010), and “Oi no Ushinbo” (Kudanshita Aterier, Tokyo 2011). His first museum exhibition was The Way of Painting (The Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2014). His work is included in the public collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. 

8/ tv documentary video at Koji Nakazono exhibition, 2014
https://vimeo.com/101279295
*This video has sounds. Please note the volume may be large.

   director : Masaya Suzuki
   filmed by : Shintaro Yamanaka
   music by : yuichi NAGAO
   presented by : Shibuya Hikarie 8/

Solo exhibition

2016 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2014 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2013 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

Group exhibition

2016 "NEW VISION SAITAMA 5 The Emerging Body" The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
2014 "The Way of Painting" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2012 "Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2012" Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery, Tokyo
"Masanori Tomita / Koji Nakazono" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo
2011 “Oi no Ushinbo” Kudanshita Aterier, Tokyo 2011
2010 "Works in Weird Space" GENBAGEN, Kanagawa
"Koji Nakazono Yuki Hirai" LOOP HOLE, Tokyo
"OXYMORON" Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo
"JUMBLE SYM" TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo