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David Nakabayashi  New York, NY

'Presentiment - Float'
Oil & acrylic on canvas
'Land of the Free'
Oil & acrylic on canvas

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About David

David Nakabayashi was born in Germany and grew up in Japan, Oklahoma, and Texas. His rootless childhood evolved into a lifelong exploration of the American landscape with its homogeneous sprawl, forgotten architecture, untamable nature and chance cultural encounters, all of which filter into his artwork, which includes painting, works on paper, collage, ceramics, mixed media sculpture, photography, installation, music and video.

David has lived and worked in New York City since 2013 and has exhibited at Bushwick Open Studios 2014 – 2017, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in Manhattan and lorimoto gallery in Queens. He is currently represented by Judy Ferrara Gallery in Three Oaks, MI and Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis, TN.

Quick facts about David

David has exhibited his artwork throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma at venues including the El Paso Museum of Art, the Museo Regional in Chihuahua, Mexico, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Living Arts of Tulsa and Box Gallery and Zane Bennet Gallery in Santa Fe.
He is a self-taught artist with a wide range of experience working as a cook, a cotton chopper, a musician, a naturalist, a graphic designer, and an urban designer.

David appears in the following Top 10 lists

'The Sea'

'New York'



6 reactions displayed

"David: I'm curator at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin. Collector Juan Sandoval in El Paso donated his collection to the Museum, and we are organizing an exhibition soon. You are included in it. Can you contact me? I need info on you. Thanks!"

"I think these paintings are fantastic. The wonder and dread are palpable."

"Hes doing a saute in second position with beautiful ballon"

"I really don't get a "mysterious feeling that something is about to happen" and I think that, unless one is experiencing some degree of paranoia, the situations depicted are predominantly "benign" and "insignificant", more evoking than not a reaction of "so what" on the part of the viewer.can you say "self indulgent"?"


"I really love this concept and the art, the effect and the feeling is fantastic."

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