Gallery Naruyama opened in 1997 with an exhibition from its collection of W. v. Gloden. Since then, gallery has questioned science, medical, anthropology, and new value. Including Atsushi Suwa and Cosima von Bonin, they have introduced young talents from Japan, Switzerland and Germany as well as surrealists such as Pierre Molinier, Hans Bellemer, and Cecil Beaton. The gallery has also presented its discovery of Japanese medical photographs and spirit photographs from ex Sir Conan Doyle collection.
The gallery offers a unique programme of which they curate an exhibition by a theme and bring artworks from different eras and countries. For instance, in a recent group exhibition ‘Naked Men’, a work of a young sculptor, Kosuke Ikeshima and a painting by Atsushi Suwa who has become one of the most significant figures in realistic painting all over Asia were displayed with male portraits by Diane Arbus and Pierre Molinier.
ARTISTS 2017: Momo Okabe