Tomonori Nishimura was born in Japan in 1978. In 1994, after graduating Junior High School, he left Japan and came to the UK. He felt Japanese education system is far too standardized where all students must study the same subjects. Timetable was mostly literature, mathematics, history, chemistry, biology, politics and only few hours for art and music.
“Art is philosophy.”, says Tomonori. This realisation directed him to fine art from fashion design. After completing his A-levels, Tomonori remained in Cambridge and studied art foundation. He developed the concept of nature and culture and the technique of metal flower painting at this point. Then, in 1998, he moved to London to study at Chelsea College of Fine Art.
At Chelsea College, Tomonori read a lot of books of philosophy, both in English and in Japanese translation and he found answers he was seeking for. He encountered Structuralism and Post-structuralism. This movement provided him a way of thought about reality, perception, systems, society, history, and art. His art work is created based on structuralistic concept.
Tomonori developed the style of Ginkgo Ferrum series, more abstract than representational, with strong stroke marks and image of ginkgo reflected on brush marks.
The new styles, metallic painting of endangered plant and Ginkgo ferrum, are better received than his previous style of metallic flowers among galleries, curators and art publishers. He began to receive more opportunities of exhibition and art fairs worldwide.
Tomonori is currently developing a new style, Bubble City. It’s based on structuralistic concept. An expression of reality, perception, systems and nature.VIEW