NAO TOGUCHI FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION | PIN-UP

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NAO TOGUCHI FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION
HOLD THE CONTAINER.

Dates: Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26, 2017
@PIN-UP 



Hold the container.

"I feel like I'm not myself"

I feel like I'm not myself when I look in the mirror, when I look at myself in pictures, when I'm picking out my clothes.
I feel like I'm not myself when I look in the mirror, when I'm putting on my makeup, when I'm choosing clothes, when I'm washing myself in the bath.
When I am aware of my self, I feel fluffy and detached from my body.

A body without substance is not me.
There is no me there.

But the people around me think that empty body is me and talk to it.
I watch them. A little higher up.
No one can see the real me. It's very painful.

So I draw a picture.
I draw and make myself present so that everyone can see inside of me.
By painting through my body, I am able to connect with it.

For me, the body is just a container.
But without this container, I cannot exist in this world.






BIOGRAPHY
Born in 1993 Lives and works in Okinawa Prefecture
Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Graphic Design


EXHIBITION
2017 Solo exhibition "Container, Grab it. PIN-UP Gallery, Okinawa, Japan
2018 Group Exhibition "SUMMER GROUP SHOW 2018" / The blank GALLERY (Tokyo)
2018 Koganecho Art Bazaar / PIN-UP Gallery Pop Up Store (Yokohama)
2018 Okinawa Art Market 2018 / Depot Island, Chatan-cho, Okinawa, Japan
2019 Group Exhibition "Heisei" at Coffee Cafe LOOP, Okinawa, Japan
2019 BARRAK ART BOOK FAIR 2019 / BARRAK (Okinawa, Japan)
2019 ART PARK IN NAHA Presented by Colmena (PIN-UP Area) / Naha City Gallery (Okinawa)
Naha Citizen Gallery (Okinawa)
2019 OKINAWA ART MARKET 2019 / Depot Island, Chatan-cho, Okinawa, Japan
2020 Solo Exhibition [BOX IS THERE] / People's Art Gallery (Okinawa)
2020 Group Exhibition "10,000 yen Museum" / People's Art Gallery (Okinawa)