Jum Nakao

Awake – Guardian (Italy)

Happenings in glass.

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Awake evokes awakening. It ruptures the stasis of the image, frozen in its capture upon a surface, and the word-image comes to life, not out of its written or spoken form, but for its sheer printed presence.

The paintings Jum Nakao conceives here are true to his work as a designer, flitting between various aesthetic traditions, mixing materials and bringing to bear the impact of rupture, of fragmentations and instability.

April 2012