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24x30", correctional fluid, acrylic and cyanescens spores on canvas, 2016
"I work as intuitively as possible because while I can identify the germ of an idea and then be able to innately grasp it when the piece has finished, I deliberately allow the work I do in between those moments up to meditative, hypnotic determination," says Nagai.
Nagai is inspired by the abundant natural world of the Pacific Northwest, the contemporary pop cultural landscape and the subtle areas of the color gradient. His work is often abstractly representative of complex patterns imbued with the texture and movement of seaweed, clouds and embroidery. Working with collage, sumi ink and spray paint, he is in dialogue with the micro and macro, fluently employing minute pen strokes in large scale imagery in installations and murals. He has developed a visual vocabulary reflecting the confluence of nature and mass culture, manifested utilizing traditional and experimental techniques.
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