FUMA Contemporary Tokyo is pleased to present Yuta Nakazato’s solo exhibition, Collar Capital. Yuta Nakazato was born in Gunma prefecture in 1986. In 2013, he received his MFA from the Department of Sculpture at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
While still a student, his animal sculptures created with overwhelming technique and observation skills drew a lot of attention.
Recent exhibitions include The Doraemon Exhibition (National Museum of Singapore, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Mori Arts Center Gallery, and others), and a solo booth at ART FAIR TOKYO 2016.
This exhibition will feature works with the subjects of “dogs,” which have appeared frequently in history and have a deep relationship with mankind, and “collars,” the symbol of oppressiveness, regulation, and subordination.
Nakazato says, “In my basis of thought, with the spirit that structure or rules such as discipline and law should be followed, there exists a desire of freedom from repression, and I strongly believe that both should be treated fairly. I thought that in order to express these ideas, using a dog as a motif was appropriate.”
The exhibition title Collar Capital, refers to a dog wearing a collar, i.e. the society we live in. For this exhibition, a body of work featuring artificially bred dogs having distinct traits were selected. The colors of the sculptures are in black and white, which are conservative and characterless, but simultaneously leaves a strong impression to the viewer.