Takayuki Nomura - Artist in Tokyo

Takayuki Nomura

I'm an artist in Tokyo, Japan

I speak English and Japanese

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About me

As a member of a sexual minority living in contemporary
Japanese society, Nomura focuses in his work on the struggles, conflicts and world-views of sexual minorities in a society that has been constructed solely for cisgender straight people.

“When art portrays the forms of people who are living with this kind of conflict, there is a fear that by depicting them in a ‘conventionally beautiful’ way, it will dramatise their struggles and present the suffering itself as something beautiful. That’s not what I wanted to express in my work. It is not the case that such conflict born from injustice must always exist; if there is beauty to be found in that reality, it is in the hearts of people who are undaunted by such injustice and continue to fight against it. When I paint abstract images of people living under injustice, they always take the form of suffering people - but merely showing their suffering is not my objective. To show the strength of their humanity, I use powerful abstract forms and I emphasise their strength with rich colours. I want create paintings that show the strength of people who live under injustice but continue to resist it rather than being swallowed up by it. Our hearts may be healed by clear skies and gentle breezes, but many of us have also experienced healing through thunder storms and drizzling rain; my paintings are of the latter kind.”

My Creations


    22 May 2016

    THE INVADER / Acrylics on canvas / 652x530mm / 2014

  2. 蓋をされた水槽の中で In The Covered Water Tank / Acrylics on canvas / 657x530mm / 2014

  3. 黒い牙 BLACK FANGS

    23 May 2016

    黒い牙 BLACK FANGS / Acrylics on canvas / 2014

  4. The Marionette

    24 May 2016

    The Marionette / Oil on canvas / 1167x910mm / 2014

  5. みんなうるさいからとにかくだまっていてほしい You’re All so Loud;I Want You to Shut Up / Acrylics on canvas / 727x530mm / 2014

  6. 性 Gender / Fate

    26 May 2016

    性 Gender / Fate / Acrylics on canvas /1330x1070mm / 2014

  7. 肉体と半歩後ろの精神 The Spirit, Half a Pace Behind the Flesh / Acrylics on canvas / 1000x803mm / 2014

  8. もう生きたくも死にたくもない No will to live,no will to die
    Acrylics on canvas

  9. "Like a Wordless Doll"

    20 September 2016

    New painting "Like a Wordless Doll" is done.
    I can't upload whole image of it yet, but I hope you like it.
    Oil on canvas

  10. 密室の二人と一匹 Locked Room; Two People, One Animal / Acrylics on canvas / 803x1167mm / 2015 / SOLD

  11. "Our Un-shining future"

    7 October 2016

    Acrylic on canvas/ 1000 × 803 mm/ 2014

  12. "Don't Forget Me"

    31 October 2016

    "Don't Forget Me"
    Oil on canvas, 1,167 x 910mm, 2016

  13. My creation

    9 February 2017

    Today's drawing.
    #iPad pro

  14. New Day

    21 February 2017

    New Day / Acrylics on canvas / 1167x910mm / 2016

  15. Pollution

    8 November 2020

    45.5 x 38 cm, Oil on Canvas
    Taka Nomura

  16. The Silence

    8 November 2020

    33.3 x 24.4 cm, Oil on Canvas
    Taka Nomura

  17. The Desire

    8 November 2020

    The Desire
    65.2 x 50 cm, Oil on Canvas
    Taka Nomura

  18. My creation

    8 November 2020

    Locked Room; Two People, One Animal _ Two people
    80.3 x 116.7 cm, Oil on Canvas
    Taka Nomura