Nozomi Kobayashi

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date of birth / gender / blood type

female / type O

Birthplace -hometown-

Ibaraki Prefecture

Title -title-

carving mosaic painter

Profile -career-

Nozomi Kobayashi's mosaic paintings are not a decorative art technique in which small pieces of stones, glass, shells, etc. rice field.

With the main theme of "the two sides of the same coin (affinity between the self and others)", his style began with medium transfer of mosaic-processed photographs, and since 2016 he has painted mosaics on wooden panels. He established a unique method of carving a picture with a carving knife.

The act of mosaicing and carving is not only a means of deconstructing and reconsidering materials, but also plays a role in emphasizing anonymity and suppressing the preconceptions that unconsciously work when we perceive things. Another feature is the use of metallic paints to “imitate” Kintsugi from an attempt to reconfigure (combine and restore) the screens that have undergone the process of sculpture into paintings. By not using pure gold or the original method, it suggests the importance of the attitude of putting doubts on the visible form (subjectivity).

The viewer's knowledge, experience, and imagination are complemented by the various ways of seeing, and the number of viewpoints has the potential for new perspectives. .

Activity history -the theme of making a treasure-

Solo exhibition history
2017 | "Stranded on the edge of my heart" (Art Mall/Tokyo)
2018 | "On the planet at the bottom of the night" (Art Mall/Tokyo)
2019 | "Generic Love" (Hakkendo/Tokyo)
2021 | "roll swipe connect" (MEDEL GALLERY SHU/Tokyo)

2017 | 2nd Hoshino Coffee Painting Contest Shunsuke Sato Judge Excellence Award

2017 | Bijutsu no Mado June issue
2018 | 107th appearance on BS Fuji "Break Eve - Artists of the Next Generation -"
2019 | Monthly Art June issue
2020 | Interview published in art business magazine "ARTFULL"
2021 | Written and edited by Keiko Tsuji / Karen Takashi, published by Kyuryudo (Newly drawn works)
2022 | Cocco 25th anniversary 12th album "Prom" jacket artwork, Magazine "SWITCH" Vol.40 No.4 Special Eve Kaijin Kitan ("Prom" related interview)

The trigger for starting art -the trigger for art-

Visualization of inferiority complex and self-thought

Motivation for making works -motivation-

Inferiority complex, relationship and dialogue born through works

Dream as an artist -dream as an artist-

Lifetime continuation

Motto -motto-

There is time to waste, but there is no experience to waste

-where to make a treasure-

Favorite art tool -favorite tool-


Hobby -hobby-

movies, anime, manga, reading

Dominant hand -dominant hand-


Favorite food -favorite food-

Takoyaki, gyoza, salmon, spicy food

Favorite music -favorite music-

amazarashi, ART-SCHOOL, Ling Tosite Sigure, Cocco, Kitani Tatsuya, The Neighborhood, Imagine Dragons, Bring Me the Horizon, Vocaloid songs

favorite animal


Favorite movie -favorite movie-

Serious Man, Single Man, Perfect Blue, Donnie Darko, Blue Valentine, TENET, Butterfly Effect, 13 Monkeys, 13F, Island, directed by Shunji Iwai, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

A word to those who are watching my work -messeage-

Thank you. I would appreciate it if new awareness and some kind of positive work were born from free interpretation.