USD

IconCaretDown
IconPerson2
IconFavorite
IconCart
IconHamburger
IconFavorite
IconCart
IconCaretDown

By Medium

USD

IconCaretDown

EN

IconCaretDown
Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima

Born: 1956

Hometown: Chiba

Based in: Chiba/Milan

Nakajima Hiroyuki (中嶋宏行, born February 17, 1956) is a contemporary Japanese artist and calligrapher from Chiba, Japan. He is best known for his modern interpretation of Japanese calligraphy (shodo) which he calls Sho art, a technique which combines the traditional elements of Japanese calligraphy (shodo) with the movements of Tai Chi and inspired by the symbols of zen and nature.

He began his training in shodo at the age of 6 and would continue his studies through his post-graduate years at Chiba University where he received a degree in Architectonics (Industrial Engineering). A practitioner of Tai Chi since his twenties, Nakajima developed his own style of contemporary Japanese calligraphy, blending shodo with Tai Chi movements.

By introducing the movements of Tai Chi into his art, Nakajima intended to demonstrate the process of creating the art by means of a performance. Most of his performances begin with Nakajima standing in a meditative state over a blank canvas, and then when inspired uses one sharp stroke of the brush to create the abstract form of nature: moon, soil or a mountain. Nakajima has explained that the one stroke of a brush is carried out with a single, condensed thought to bring about the forms and lines of a moment in time.

Nakajima has said, "Every work of "Sho" is created in one continuous motion, and therefore cannot be repeated or re-written. The power of "Sho" lies in this feature of non-recurrence. Even if you draw the same letter ten times, ten different forms will arise spontaneously.

Nakajima has held exhibitions and live performances throughout Europe, Japan and the United States. In 2006 he was invited to participate in the 60th Festival d'Avignon in France, and in the 2006 Art Basel Miami, where he debuted in the United States. Nakajima currently has studios in Chiba, Japan and in Milan, Italy.


12 works for sale

Life (NH-002)

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

Sold

Placeholder
Life (NH-009) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-010) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-007) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-012) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 2,060

Placeholder
Life (NH-008) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-005) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-006) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-004) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 710

Placeholder
Life (NH-011) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Ink

$ 700

Placeholder
Life (NH-013) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Painting

$ 2,060

Placeholder
Life (NH-014) by Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima, Japan

Painting

$ 2,060

1
1
IconCaretLeft
IconCaretRight

Collections featuring Hiroyuki Nakajima

4 Collections

Abstract Art

100 Artists, 120 Products

Last Updated Nov 23, 2021

Expressive Ink Artworks

18 Artists, 30 Products

Last Updated Jun 10, 2021

Expressive Ink Artworks

18 Artists, 30 Products

Last Updated Jun 10, 2021

Art for the Lunar New Year

46 Artists, 58 Products

Last Updated Mar 04, 2021

Art for the Lunar New Year

46 Artists, 58 Products

Last Updated Mar 04, 2021

View All Collections

IconCaretDown

Back to Top


Loading...

IconAvailableOnAppStore

The Artling

Art Advisory

About Us

The Team

Careers

Contact Us

Press

Customer Care

FAQs

Return Policy

Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

Buy with Confidence

The Artling

IconCaretDown

Customer Care

IconCaretDown

Collections

IconCaretDown

Sell

IconCaretDown

Start Collecting

IconCaretDown
The Artling Logo

USD

IconCaretDown

EN

IconCaretDown