Light and Shadow
Naoko Watanabe

Naoko Watanabe



   Contemporary artist working in an abstract manner. Watanabe deeply explores the role of color in conveying the essence of the world and its perception.

One of Watanabe's concepts is "representing the moment when incompatible things meet as a beautiful state of painting." “The conflict of different things happens continually in life. Rather than seeing it as a trap or inconsistency, I want to make it the most interactive and active moment for each other to shine,” Watanabe thinks. The striking strokes and quiet lines are folded in layers, the composition of abstraction and concrete, and the glossiness of the oil, the complex color mixture and the color that changes the way of viewing by light rays, We want to work and see. “My painting is a painting that I don't understand. I don't understand it, but experience and feel it. I want to create a new option for the viewers to discover their own creative ideas.”



Floating or Forwarding 2019 mixed media on canvas 80.5 × 80.5cm

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Temptation of Abstraction -Still Standing and Vanishing- 2019 mixed media on canvas 100 x 80 cm

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Schnell, Langsam -Fast, Slow- 2019 mixed media on canvas 181.8 x 227.3 cm

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Singing with Silence 2019 mixed media on canvas 60 × 50 cm

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Seeing with Closed Eyes 2019 mixed media on canvas, 60 ×50 cm

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The Bright Shadow 2018 mixed media on canvas 227 x 181 cm

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Intermediate Existence 2016 oil and acrylic on canvas 227.3 x 181.8cm

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Past gallery exhibitions

The Beautiful Experience 
11 October - 15 November 2020


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The Unnamed Color
7-25 November 2017



About Love. Like a Monster
21 September - 10 October 2019



Purple, The Picture Plane
24 September - 22 October, 2016


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24 September - 13 October 2018



Night Watch- A Line that hits the Light
12 September - 10 October, 2015