Motomichi Nakamura

PASEO Party on the Plaza 2017

Projected animation, sound

Motomichi, in collaboration with DJ Kanizzle, will choreograph a pulsating 4-hour score to accompany his signature red, black and white patterns and giant monster characters projected on the facade of the Hotel La Fonda on Taos Plaza.

The artist says, “I was born and raised in Japan and also lived in Ecuador for 7 years. I believe my imagination was inflluenced by the Japanese Shinto, the native animistic religion of Japan that’s based on the idea that all things in nature are inhabited by spirits that can sometimes become supernatural monsters. As an adult I became fascinated by mythical and cryptozoological monsters which are often considered to be representations of our primal fear of death and societal anxieties. As I read the stories of these monsters the most fascinating part is the eyewitness accounts of encounters in which their feeling of fear and panic they felt are reflected onto the description of the monsters.

“After studying Communication Design and Illustration at Parsons School of Design in New York I worked as a commercial web designer. I started working as a digital media artist since 2001 and over the years my work has evolved through the use of different media including Net Art, Animation, Video Installation, Painting and Live Video Mixing and Projection Mapping.”

Motomichi Nakamura was born and raised in Japan. He attended Parsons School of Design in NYC where he studied Communication Design and Illustration. He lived in Quito, Ecuador for seven years after finishing school and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He works with various media including, painting, sculpture, animation, projection mapping and his work has been exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Winzavod – Moscow Contemporary Art Center, MARCO in Monterrey, Mexico, Taubman Museum of Art in Virginia among others.

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