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Acrylic on paper
24 x 36 in (60.96 x 91.44cm) Frame included
Born 1979 Shimane, Japan
Lives and Works in New York City
Yasuo Nomura received a B.A. in Oil Painting from Tokyo’s Musashino Art University in 2004. Following a desire to transcend the essential two-dimensional nature of painting, Nomura began looking to the worlds of contemporary physics and mathematics for inspiration. A special attraction to the complex workings of superstring theory led Nomura to his concept of Dimensionism, which has become the dominant theme of his art since 2017. As a movement that intends to reach beyond our current perceptions of art and science, Dimensionism is particularly relevant in these early years of the 21st century. In 2018, Nomura traveled to New York City as the recipient of a grant for overseas study from the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. He has been a resident of New York since then. As his thematic concerns have developed, Nomura’s work has come to be based on his interactions with researchers from disparate fields—in 2019, for example, he visualized a new battery storage system in collaboration with Associate Professor Taketoshi Minato of Kyoto University. Pion, the new work on display in this exhibition, delivers on Nomura’s promise to offer his audience tantalizing glimpses at what the lived experience of undiscovered dimensions might entail.