Born on 1996, living in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Has been participating in “Atelier Yamanami” since 2015
Momoko repeatedly spells her own name, “Momoko,” with a long stroke fully extending her arm. Lines overlapping in multitude intertwine and develop into an image like abstract art, going beyond the original shape of each character.
While in her everyday life, stereotyped and repeated behaviors are often observed, which are prone to be seen negatively as problematic behaviors, they turn out to be positive in her creation.
Momoko is not concerned about the instruments, using such general writing materials as markers and pens. Through the activity of simply keeping to draw in overlay, she seems to enjoy every bit of changing shapes of characters in front of her, sense and sound of pens touching the paper, and kinesthetic sensation spreading from the tip of her fingers to her arm and to her entire body.
In 2019, Momoko Nakagwa received the price Art absolument.
japon brut : la lune, le soleil, yamanami, christian berst art brut, paris, from august 31st to october 5th, 2019.
AYAW, yasato yamashita, atelier yamanami, shiga, 2017.
exhibition catalogue, japon brut : la lune, le soleil, yamanami, christian berst art brut ed., paris, 2019.