Yoshitomo Nara’s spiritual harbor displayed in Nanjing
The two of Yoshitomo Nara’s iconic installations, “Not Everything But/Green House” and “Not Everything But/Orange House”, are on long-term display at Deji Art Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
The two works each feature a playhouse with a cone-shaped roof in green or orange. Entering the houses, people will find themselves in a fantasy land with no distinction between dreams and reality.
Yoshitomo Nara, a key figure of Japanese contemporary art, enjoys great admiration from young fans who adore the signature protagonist of his works, a girl with big round eyes.
Drawing inspiration from his childhood, his interest in children’s books, and experiences of living in different cultures, Nara lends his characters a psychological depth that resonates with the loneliness and rebellious tendency of younger generations.