Kowzu Nakaba

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Artist’s message

I guess a quite few people would say their favorite color is blue.

The word ‘blue’ did not even exist before the Middle Ages.
So blue has only been a popular color for less than 1000 years.

Historically, the color blue has been treated as a secret and something noble, in particular it was chosen as the color for illustrations of the Virgin Mary and King Arthur.

I don’t know why, but I feel tranquil when I’m around blue. And that tranquility invites me to the eternity of the universe.

This exhibition, “recollection of blue,” is based on my poem entitled, “Place where stars are created.” The show contains scenes of a star creating other stars and letting them depart to the universe. Tiny new-born stars are leaving their mother star. That’s how all stars start their long journey to convey profound life to somebody somewhere.

I would be happy if you could feel the chains of life in universe in the eternal gradations of the color blue in this exhibition.

-Nakaba Kowzu

About the artist

Born in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. Graduated from Kuwazawa Design School.

2015
April
Solo exhibition at Enatsu Gallery, Tokyo
March
Launch: GRAVITY, Kowzu’s original jewelry brand Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

2015
April
Selected for the cover of the Swarovski International Official Tiara Book

2014
September
Launch of original “Gem Seeker” series using Swarovski natural and synthetic stones.
June
Tokyo Starman’s Club launched, with astronaut Naoko Yamazaki

2012
Setting: interior for Cocon, hairdresser in Ginza, Tokyo

2011
November
Exhibition: booth at Red Dot, Miami Art Fair
March
Exhibition: booth at Red Dot, New York Art Fair

2010
Launch: The CHORD, unit in collaboration with journalist Kenji Goto – exhibitions in Tokyo, Nagasaki and Takamatsu.

2009
Release: “Place where stars are created,” poems, pictures and music (plus solo exhibition).

2007
Release: “Silent Code,” science fiction, images and music (plus solo exhibition).

2006
Release: “Precious Blur,” book of photos,  collection of light from jewelry.

Artist’s websites
http://www.gravity-jewelry.com/
http://gems-seeker.com/
http://www.calling.co.jp/

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