Photo: Ding Musa

Daisuke Nagaoka


Born in Yamagata Prefecture in 1973, lives and works in Tokyo. Since completing a Masters program at the Wimbledon School of Arts in London, he has shown his work at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and overseas. Constantly looking at the relationship between memory and the body, he produces experimental drawings capturing the moment of creation, and video works based on quick-fire pencil drawings. Works with intentionally-left pencil traces linger in the space as not only memories of the artist, but as traces of lost time. Aside from two dimensional and video artworks, he also implements a variety of creative activities. These include his traveling public reading project Re-constellation in which people’s memories are connected through reading aloud, and his current work on a new architectural drawing project, The Sphere House.

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