Pepo #1.2.1, 2015, FRP, h. 33 x w. 17 1/2 x d. 16 3/4 in. (83.6 x 44.5 x 42.5 cm)


Toko-chan #0.0.1, 2015, FRP, h. 33 1/2 x w. 12 3/5 x d. 9 1/10 in. (85 x 32 x 23 cm)


Animistic Constellation – Ryu, 2014, FRP, h. 28 3/4 x w. 11 1/2 x d. 6 1/2 in. (73 x 29 x 16 cm)

NAOYA (b. 1958)

As a young boy in Japan, NAOYA began his artistic career by assisting his father, Nagae Rokuya, an important artist who specialized in figurative wooden sculpture. He has since cultivated his own unique style and artistic concepts, but uses representational figures rather than abstraction to represent his own philosophical world due to this early training. This imaginary world, called POLY KANTEN, is populated by fairy-like children, animals with human personalities, and animistic goddesses. According to NAOYA, the creatures are all related, although each has their own raison d’être. It is the interactions among these creatures that spawns other creatures, so the POLY KANTEN universe is constantly evolving and growing.

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NAOYA (b. 1958) Exhibits

Selected Exhibitions

Art Central Hong Kong, Zemack Contemporary
Scope Miami Beach, Onishi Gallery
New Context Conference Tokyo in collaboration with Digital Garage Inc.
Solo Exhibition, Onishi Gallery, New York
Solo Exhibition, Seto City Museum, Aichi, Japan
Creators of Beauty, Shikinen-sengu Museum, Ise, Japan
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Nuage, Tokyo, Japan
Today's Shape, ," Ginza Nichido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan