Interview with Ryoichi Nakamura
q)Please introduce yourself.
a)Ryoichi Nakamura. Painter (Oil painting & Drawing). Japanese.
q) Where do you live and work?
q) How would you describe your work to someone who has never seen it?
a)My recent subject for paintings is about theconfused subjective-objective relationship and extending human nature in the representation of utopia and human being in the artistic expression. l try to express and understand the consciousness and the imagination of the futuristic body and mind in the high tech period.
q) How did you start in the arts? How/when did you realize you were an artist?
a)l was painting always. It was just a childish paintings. But l really enjoyed painting and l liked it. l was thinking about going to study art or other subject when l was 17 years old. l was afraid of my future. Artistic life is not safety. But l decided becoming an artist, because l really liked it.
q) What are your favorite art materials and why?
a)Pencil and paper & Oil color and Canvas. l like, because they help me to realize my image well. But there would be just useful materials for me.
q) What/who influences you most?
a)Japanese Anime (AKIRA, Gost in the shell l&ll, 999, Dr. Slump, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.....)
American Movie (The Terminator l&ll, RoboCop l&ll...)
q) Describe a typical day of art making for you.
a)Painting everyday in my studio, thinking about ideas in my favorite cafe.
q) Do you have goals, specific things you want to achieve with your art or in your career as an artist?
a)My recent goal is getting ¥1000000(= about $10000) with my paintings till l become 28 years old.
q) What contemporary artists or developments in art interest you?
a)Chinese fine artists (1960-1970)
q) How long does it typically take you to finish a piece?
a)One week or two weeks.
q) Do you enjoy selling your pieces, or are you emotionally attached to them?
a)l feel bit sad, but of course l don't against to sell.
q) Is music important to you? If so, what are some things you're listening to now?
a)l need music when l paint. l want to know, teen like to listen Jason Mraz?
a)l read a few days. l don't know what is my favorite.
q) What theories or beliefs do you have regarding creativity or the creative process?
a)Keep working (
q) What do you do (or what do you enjoy doing) when you're not creating?
a)Talking my girlfriend or Meeting my best friends.
q) Do you have any projects or shows coming up that you are particularly excited about?
a)Now l work for my solo show.
q) Do you follow contemporary art scenes? If so, how? What websites, magazines, galleries do you prefer?
a)l don't think seriously about following contemporary art scenes or not.
q) Ask yourself a question you'd like to answer, and answer it.
Q, If you can realize your dream with magic, what do you want?
A, l want to ........
q) Any advice for aspiring artists?
a)l think,,,, even you are an artist, you shouldn't behave like a big star. Artist is not special.
q) Where can we see more of your work online?
Gallery156 (Kinosho kikaku) in