• We're pround to present this special online feature to highligt Manika Nagare's new body of work "In Between" - the gallery exhibition of these works runs from December 10, 2020 to Feburary 20, 2021.  
     
  • In-Between

    The New Series In Search of The Light

     

     

    In her country, Japan, Manika Nagare is recognized as one of the distinguished artists who explore colors, particularly indigenous colors associated with nature and culture. In her new abstract paintings, Nagare focuses on "light," an essential element to appreciate colors. 

     

    Her new body of work in this upcoming exhibition was influenced by recent personal events, as her work has always been her visual response to real phenomena in everyday life. Two years ago, Nagare's father, an important sculptor, died at the age of 95. He was a Kamikaze corps survivor and Nagare always felt she wouldn't be here if he had completed his mission. When the end of his life was near, she remembers seeing an intense light emitted by him and feeling how exquisitely the plants around him were spreading their leaves.

     

    In-Between, The New Series In Search of The Light

    In Between #1 2020, oil on canvas  

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    at MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, 24 East 64th Street, New York City

  • Video Presentation

    Manika Nagare, Tokyo, 2020

    In this video, Nagare discusses her inspiration and methodology while creating her works this spring during Tokyo's "pause" period. The video shows some of these paintings recently exhibited at a group show, RE CONSTRUCTION at the Nerima Art Museum. 

    Video Presentation, Manika Nagare, Tokyo, 2020
  • Available Work in "In Between" Series

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    • Through a Faraway Eye, 2020 oil on canvas 35 1/4 x 57 1/4 in 89.5 x 145.4 cm
      Through a Faraway Eye, 2020
      oil on canvas
      35 1/4 x 57 1/4 in
      89.5 x 145.4 cm
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    • Through a Distant Eye, 2020 oil on canvas 35 1/4 x 57 1/4 in 89.5 x 145.4 cm
      Through a Distant Eye, 2020
      oil on canvas
      35 1/4 x 57 1/4 in
      89.5 x 145.4 cm
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    • In a Deep Sleep, 2020 oil on canvas 35 1/4 x 31 7/8 in 89.4 x 81 cm
      In a Deep Sleep, 2020
      oil on canvas
      35 1/4 x 31 7/8 in
      89.4 x 81 cm
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    • To the Otherside, 2020 oil on canvas 35 1/4 x 31 7/8 in 89.4 x 81 cm
      To the Otherside, 2020
      oil on canvas
      35 1/4 x 31 7/8 in
      89.4 x 81 cm
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    • Colors of January, 2019 oil on canvas 23 3/4 x 16 1/4 in 60.5 x 41.4 cm
      Colors of January, 2019
      oil on canvas
      23 3/4 x 16 1/4 in
      60.5 x 41.4 cm
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    • In Between #1, 2019 oil on canvas 23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in 60.6 x 41 cm
      In Between #1, 2019
      oil on canvas
      23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in
      60.6 x 41 cm
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    • In Between #3, 2019 oil on canvas 23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in 60.6 x 41 cm
      In Between #3, 2019
      oil on canvas
      23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in
      60.6 x 41 cm
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    • In Between #2, 2019 oil on canvas 23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in 60.6 x 41 cm
      In Between #2, 2019
      oil on canvas
      23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in
      60.6 x 41 cm
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    • In Between #4, 2019 oil on canvas 23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in 60.6 x 41 cm
      In Between #4, 2019
      oil on canvas
      23 7/8 x 16 1/8 in
      60.6 x 41 cm
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    • Resting Spore, 2020 oil on canvas 13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in 33.3 x 24.2 cm
      Resting Spore, 2020
      oil on canvas
      13 1/8 x 9 1/2 in
      33.3 x 24.2 cm
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  • Public Art Projects

    Nagare's projects include a number of public art exhibits in collaboration with curators, designers, architects, and community boards.  Here are some of them from 2014 to the present.

     

    Shiseido Parlour Salon de Cafe Ginza, Courtesy of Shiseido Parlour, 2019

    Museum Tower Kyobashi, Courtesy of Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, 2019 (Photo:Ken Kato)

    Lawry's The Prime Rib Akasaka, 2017 (Photo: Nacasa & Partners Inc.)

    Minato Public Library, 2014 (Photo by Takuya Suzuki)

    Urabandai Kogen Hotel,  2014

     

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  • The Art of Dance

    In addition, Nagare has been collaborating with dance performers, providing her paintings as scenic elements and costumes. During her solo museum exhibition, she invited dancers to interract with her work. 

     

    Too Close to Home   Dance Performance at Takamatsu City Museum,  2016
     
     
    Dancer: Minako Suzuki, Makoto Enda, 
    Choreography: Makoto Enda
    Visual Concept and Costume Design: Manika Nagare 
    Photo: Keizo Kioku
    Courtesy of Takamatsu City Museum
     
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  • Manika Nagare

    About the Artist

     Manika Nagare Profile  

    Manika Nagare was born in Osaka in 1975 and raised in Kagawa, Japan. She studied painting at the Joshibi University of Art and   Design. She has been exhibiting her work in Japan, the United States, Turkey, and France among other international venues. Her work is represented by numerous international public and private collections such as the Takamatsu City Museum, Takamatsu, Japan, The Museum   of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan, and the Kocaeri University Museum, Turkey.