For Better or Worse - Works 1987-2017

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Yoshitomo Nara 

From the late 1980s, Nara spent a decade based in Dusseldorf and Cologne, Germany, where he developed his artistic language-figurative images drawn from memories and the profound solitude he felt during his childhood in northern Japan. Early on, his practice was characterized by bold compositions, be it in richly layered paintings on canvas, spontaneous and emotionally direct drawings, or installations of found objects. From the mid-1990s, Nara gained increasing recognition, establishing himself not only in the international art world but also in the broader pop cultural consciousness. Since the 2000s, he has further refined his compositions to depict figures that gaze directly at the viewer. These paintings have an almost translucent quality-a radiance that lingers in the mind.

  • 96 pages
  • 29 x 29cm
  • Japanese & English