Tomita Natsumi 富田菜摘 (b. 1986)

Equipped with a sharp eye for detail, Tomita Natsumi, a young, gifted artist from Japan, was born in Tokyo in 1986. She enrolled in an oil painting course at Tama Art University, which is located in her hometown. Since 2007, she has held several solo exhibitions participated in Asian art fairs and had her works under the collection of renowned Japanese art institutions such as the Hamada Children’s Museum of Art. On par with her witty, atypical perspectives, she uses a variety of quirky, unlikely mediums –  materials that are elementary to everyday life, and are no doubt far less employed in the artistic realm.

Tomita’s approach is youthful and rebellious as she unconventionally employs the bare essentials to convey her impressions of the world. She strives to reassess one’s role within the natural environment, specifically the lack of affinity between urbanity and nature. A potpourri of animals, vibrant and flamboyant, is paradoxically emulated using odd scraps of material, the constituents each acquiring a creative improbability, Given Tomita’s decidedly innovative streak, it is in her artistic nature to appealing simulations. Endearing, highly intuitive, and extremely imaginative, Tomita evokes a sentiment of child-like enthusiasm amongst viewers, whilst furthering a creative expansion amongst a younger audience.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018, Takashimaya Shinjuku Art Gallery
  • Solo Exhibition, 2016 Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery, Kanagawa / Shinjuku Kashiwajima 10F Art Gallery / Machida Tokyu Twins
  • Solo Exhibition, 2015, Shinjuku Residents Gallery, Tokyo / Korea Art Fair KIAF (Galley Tokyo Humanite)
  • Bunkamura Box Gallery, 2014, Wall Gallery, Tokyo
  • The Small Forest, 2013, Galerie 412, Japan
  • All my Newborns, 2012, iPreciation, Hong Kong
  • Solo Exhibition, 2009, iPreciation, Singapore

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • “Sogno · Dreams – Sculptor Eiji Nitahara and the Artists Carrying the Next Generation”, 2012, Sato Art Museum, Tokyo
  • “Female times Female artists now and now”, 2012, Bunkamura Box Gallery, Tokyo
  • Echigo-Tsumari Triennale “The Friends of the Kiroro Forest” Echigo Matsunoyama “The School of the Forest”, 2012,  Kiroro, Niigata
  • “Sakana Exhibition”, 2013, Hamada World Children’s Museum, Shimane
  • “The animals in the picture, Collection Exhibition 047”, 2014, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
  • “Azamino Children’s Gallery”, 2014, Yokohama Citizens Gallery Azamino, Kanagawa

Images of artworks





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