Katsu Nakajima

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Katsu Nakajima

ARC Living Master TM

33 artworks

Japanese

Born 1954

https://www.katsunakajima.com

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Forest of Hesitation

Oil and gold leaf on canvas

162 x 162 cms | 63 3/4 x 63 3/4 ins

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Red flower

2019

Oil paint, gold leaf on canvas

64 x 52 cms | 25 x 20 1/4 ins

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Stoic

2019

Oil on canvas, gold leaf

82 x 32 cms | 32 1/4 x 12 1/2 ins

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Beyond

Oil and gold leaf on canvas

32 x 41 cms | 12 1/2 x 16 ins

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Bouquet to Tomorrow

Oil and gold leaf on canvas

194 x 194 cms | 76 1/4 x 76 1/4 ins

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Cold Wind of Mt. Asama

Oil on paper

31 x 41 cms | 12 x 16 ins

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Foggy

Oil on canvas

162 x 162 cms | 63 3/4 x 63 3/4 ins

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Day of the Red Gourd

Oil and gold leaf on canvas

130 x 162 cms | 51 x 63 3/4 ins

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Forest of Authenticity

Oil and gold leaf on canvas

132 x 162 cms | 51 3/4 x 63 3/4 ins

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Incarnation

Oil and gold leaf on canvas

162 x 162 cms | 63 3/4 x 63 3/4 ins

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Katsu Nakajima
Address : 7-33-19 Shibayama Funabashi-shi Chiba 274-0816 JAPAN

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Katsu Nakajima was born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. In 1973, he enrolled in Kyoto’s Doshisha University (founded 144 years ago), where he spent 4 years studying chemical engineering at the Faculty of Science and Engineering before graduating with an engineering qualification. After graduation from university, however, he changed direction and pursued a career in the world of artistic advertisement design. He was firmly resolved to become active in the world of advertisement poster production and image-based expression.

Thereafter, he worked at Nippon Design Center, a Tokyo-based advertisement production company that turned out many excellent designers. In his activities as an art director, Nakajima has won many advertising awards, including the Minister’s Award, prizes in the Mainichi Advertisement Design Competition in Japan, and in the Poster Contest at the Czech Republic’s International Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno overseas. In 1988, he founded his own advertisement production company, ISAAC Co., Ltd, and took part as Art Director and CEO until 2009.

Around 2008, realizing that his mission in life was to become an artist, he started producing oil paintings while learning the basics of drawing at a painting academy. His thoughts when first handling oil paints were as follows: "I was struck by the mysterious sense that I had been painting with oil since a long time ago, and there was no sense of unease at all."

In his first year, he won three painting prizes in Japan, and in 2016, he won the Prime Minister’s Award, the highest prize at the 94th Hakujitsu Fine Art Association Exhibition. Also around that time, he twice won the special prize at NITTEN (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition), Japan’s largest integrated art exhibition, with a history of more than 100 years), and this impetus led him to win the Bouguereau Award at the 13th International ARC Salon Competition in 2018.

Today, he runs a small academy at his studio in Chiba Prefecture, which focuses on realistic painting.

2018 13th International ARC Salon Competition (USA) - William Bouguereau Award
2017 12th / International ARC Salon Competition (USA) /Honorable Mention Award - Figurative Category -Landscape Category,
2017 93rd / HAKUJITSU Exhibition(JAPAN)- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Foundation Prize Award
2017 4th / International ModPortrait Competition (SPAIN)- 50 world selections, 
2017 109th /Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN) - Special Prize Award (Second time), 
2016 92nd /HAKUJITSU Exhibition(JAPAN)- Prime Minister's Award,
2015 11th / International ARC Salon Competition (USA)-Third Place Award- Figurative Category/Honorable Mention Award - Figurative Category-Landscape Category,
2014 106th /Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN) - Special Prize Award (First time),
2013 Sompo Japan Art Prize FACE Exhibition -Winning,
2008 37th / The Current Art Competition(JAPAN)- Scenic Beauty Prize Award,
2008 4th / World Painting Awards Exhibition (JAPAN) - Matsuda Prize Award,
2008 2nd Art Center Memorial Painting Competition (JAPAN) - Silver Award
1986 Silver Medal Award at the Brnoard International Poster Biennale in the Czech Republic. 

03 April 2021 to 11 April 2021

Katsu Nakajima Solo Exhibition Draw boundaries.


3-23 bunngeisynjyu nisikann F1, Kioicho, Chiyodaku, tokyo


This time, I will hold a solo exhibition for the first time in 5 years.
The five years that seem to be blank at first glance
It ’s also a bigger development and harvest time than I imagined.
It was a very important period to create a new solid foundation.

The pandemic caused by the new corona infection from last year has changed the rhythm of many people's lives.
We are trapped in a tunnel that is still invisible.
It's like a wave hitting the beach
It will continue, repeating the ebb and flow.
"Mirror Country-PANDEMIC", which is one of the exhibited works this time,
Draw in the cloud of such anxiety and hope,
It is a work that has been fixed so as to suppress the upset motif.

This solo exhibition was originally scheduled to be held in July last year
I gave up on the grounds of self-restraint due to the corona wreck, and reached this time with a postponement of 9 months.
Composed mainly of works from the past 5 years
Figure paintings, landscape paintings, drawings, etc., centered on several major works of No. 100
I tried to exhibit as widely as possible.

By looking at my picture
If you can feel something in your heart
It's a great pleasure.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all those who cooperated.

January 2021

Katsu Nakajima