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Tetsuei

Japanese painter born in 1960 in Tokyo.
With stylised forms, vibrating and generous colours, his work falls within the Japanese ornamental tradition.
In 1980, Tetsuei Nakamura goes to Paris where he takes courses at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and meets Toshimitsu Imaï who becomes his friend.
Beginning in 1983, he lives and works in Tokyo and Paris.
Upon the discovery of pigments used by ancestrals japanese painters as Ogata Korin, Tawaraya Sotatsu, he embraces a traditional traditional painting esthetic infused with his personal perspective.
Tetsuei realizes murals paintings for many private and public institutions as well as temples, including Hieizan Enryakuji which is inscribed on the World Heritage of UNESCO. At the same time he continues to create his own canvasses.

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