Gallery Libby Sellers is pleased to present a solo show of works by Japanese architect and designer Jo Nagasaka (b. Osaka, Japan 1971).
Nagasaka's works show an interest in finding modern solutions for tired, found objects through poetic re-purposing techniques. The 'Flat Tables' series of works has been in development since 2009 and sees found workstations and tabletops layered with coloured epoxy resin so as to reveal and celebrate the textures of the woods and their time-weathered surfaces.
After graduating from Tokyo National University of Arts, Nagasaka founded "Studio Schema" (currently Schemata Architecture Office) in 1998. In 2007, the office relocated to Kamimeguro and a collaboration office called "happa" that shares a gallery and other facilities was established. Among his works are Sayama Flat, 2008; House in Okusawa, 2010; Aesop Aoyama/Ginza, 2011; Papabubble store, Tokyo Daimaru, 2012; Udukuri for Established and Sons, 2012; Takeo Kikuchi store, Tokyo, 2012; ColoRing at Rossana Orlandi, 2013; 3.1 Philip Lim Pop-Up store, 2013.
Presented in association with Gallery Show Me, Portugal.