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Nelson Hor

Nelson Hor

Japan

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Nelson Hor's Artworks

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

$476.19 USD w61 x h61 x d5 CM

The Decaying Corpse within the Blossoms

The Decaying Corpse within the Blossoms

$6,380.95 USD w117 x h91 x d5 CM

The Whale in the Room

The Whale in the Room

$8,095.24 USD w162 x h112 x d5 CM

Nelson Hor's Profile

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Concept

I was born in Penang, Malaysia. Having grown up in one of the most colourful, multicultural islands, my love of nature and arts grew tremendously. Throughout my life, I have always been fascinated by paintings and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. Naturally, I was drawn to art...
I was born in Penang, Malaysia. Having grown up in one of the most colourful, multicultural islands, my love of nature and arts grew tremendously. Throughout my life, I have always been fascinated by paintings and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. Naturally, I was drawn to art. The interest was cultivated during my teenage years and further developed when I decided to study abroad in Japan.

Since 2014, I’ve been experimenting and developing my painting skills and work-making processes. Later on, I started having a huge interest in intricate stories of Japan’s stunning natural world and cultural life, while a drawing material that was mostly used in Nihonga (日本画, Japanese painting) caught my eyes.
Iwaenogu, delightful pigments made from natural minerals such as azurite for blue and malachite for red.

I find inspiration everywhere I look, and that inevitably filters down into my work. When people think about Nihonga, most of the impressions would be gentle and aesthetic. However, in my drawings, I try to keep an ambiguity as to what the motifs might mean and what the relationships are between the figures that I used in paintings, for example, Torii as the shackle of culture. It’s not about illustrating any particular story but about creating an unwritten dialogue.

Biography

Solo exhibitions2021 「毎日、君に手紙をかいてあげる展」haydEn, Tokyo2020 「見ぬが花 not seeing is a flower」PULPLISM, TokyoGroup exhibitions2021 「第6回日本画院と山梨の日本画展」Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi2021「●)))きょうめい展」Ginza Gallery, Tokyo2021「colors in sight」Gallery 2...
Solo exhibitions
2021 「毎日、君に手紙をかいてあげる展」haydEn, Tokyo
2020 「見ぬが花 not seeing is a flower」PULPLISM, Tokyo

Group exhibitions
2021 「第6回日本画院と山梨の日本画展」Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi
2021「●)))きょうめい展」Ginza Gallery, Tokyo
2021「colors in sight」Gallery 201, Tokyo
2021 「80th Anniversary Exhibition of Nihonga-In」Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
2021 「The Divine Feminine」haydEn Tokyo, Tokyo
2021 「46th International Modern Art (I.M.A.) Exhibition」Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
2020 「命展」CHANGTING GALLERY, Tokyo
2019 「交叉する→」Tama Art University, Tokyo
2019 「いただきます」Mintaka Gallery, Tokyo
2018 「万華鏡」Mintaka Gallery, Tokyo
2016 「藝桩眷恋」Han Chiang Indoor Stadium, Malaysia

Collaborations and art projects
2021「colors in sight」Exhibition article published by newTOKYO, Tokyo
2021「LOVE PRIDE」Interviewed by NOSE art garage, Tokyo
2021 「毎日、君に手紙をかいてあげる」Installation, Tokyo
2021 「MAFA International Festival - Heterotopia」Online lecture for UAL: Chelsea College of Arts, London
2020 「Gioconda」Mural painting, organised by SENSE Group, Tokyo
2020 「Farewell, my dear self」Art performance, Malaysia
2019 「Akagi Shrine Tanabata Festival」organised by SENSE Group, Tokyo

Awards
2021「17th The World Art Exhibition」・Sponsorship Prize by Sekaido Inc., Tokyo
2021 「80th Anniversary Exhibition of Nihonga-In」selected by Nihonga-In, Tokyo
2021 「I.M.A. Exhibition 2021」・Encouragement Prize by International Modern Artists Association, Tokyo
2021 「公募 -日本の絵画2020- 」・selected by Gallery Nagai, Tokyo
2020 「長亭GALLERY企画展」・selected by CHANGTING GALLERY, Tokyo

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