Kenji NAGAI - 永井 研治

b. 1947

NAGAI, Kenji (b.1947) recently retired from teaching full-time and can now devote himself to printing lithographs Unlike many lithographers of today who work on zinc or aluminum plates, Nagai insists on working on stone plates imported from Germany. He lives far away from Tokyo, and his works evoke a sensation of being enveloped in nature. In Nagais abstract prints, one has a feeling of wind blowing through the trees, displacing leaves and moving lines which don’t stay within the boundaries of the margins.

Kenji NAGAI - lithograph