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Tokyo BluesBy Adam Norgaard

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US$ 1,360



Oil Paint, Oil on Wood Panel

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Dimensions: 53cm (H) x 65.2cm (W) x 1.5cm (D) / 20.9" (H) x 25.7" (W) x 0.6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Japan along with Korea is probably one of the most homogeneous countries today. It's easy to feel one with the crowd, or completely alienated from it depending on your mindset. Especially in the morning rush hour - if you ever take a trip to Japan I recommend you to sit at Blue Bottle Cafe at Shinagawa Station in the morning - the view of the crowd below is unbelievable!!

I started this painting a few days before the tragedy in Seoul and felt some strange resemblance to it while painting it. I think it's equally as comforting as it is frightening to be a part of a crowd. Do you like crowds or prefer to avoid them?


Artist Profile

Born: 1991
Hometown: Washington, DC
Based in: Japan

Adam Norgaard (b. 1991) is an American artist working in Japan for the past 7 years. His works reflect the process of adapting to a culture different from his own. Attracted to Japanese culture from a young age, he decided to relocate there soon after graduation. Working with oils as …


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