Chris Namaizawa

Chris Namaizawa

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

For the last couple years, I have been thinking on the theme of fashion as my roots.  Due to the appearance of “fast-fashion” recently, our value for clothing has been changed greatly. I was speechless when I looked upon a pile of discarded clothes and an idea came to me to make them into art pieces for future generations. The new series, “My name”,  was produced using this method. The care label reveals the history of cloths owner, a designer or people of the country of production. The serial  numbers listed on the care labels are printed on silk-screen and used as their ‘names’, like each of us gets a social security number, we can say that a cloth itself has a life.

Art Fairs

2016
Untitled, Art., Miami Beach, Miami
Mt. Fuji Biennale, Fuji, Shizuoka
Aosando Art Fair, Trico Field, Tokyo 2014 “Artbeats SF Art Fair” Pier 70, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions

2018
“Winter Group Show II”, Onishi Project, New York

2017
Accumulate Vol.3“, Jinen Gallery, Tokyo
“Summer Group Show I”, Onishi Project, New York

2015
Florence, Kyoto 50th Anniversary“, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

2014
12 x 12” Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
SFOS Exhibition” SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

Collections

2015
Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco, Italy


Pop Camouflage (Blue), 2018, acrylic and paper on wood, 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.9 cm)

Pop Camouflage (Red), 2018, acrylic and newspaper on wood, 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.9 cm)

Pop Camouflage (Green), 2018, acrylic and paper on wood, 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.9 cm)

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