The non-physical digital world is the source of much of Japanese-American artist Naomi Nakazato’s imagery, which plumb a state of in-betweenness and describe a sense of belonging. Similar to the way we move through physical space, we navigate and explore the virtual realm to find connection, familiarity, and anchors.

Her multimedia approach takes on a form of contemporary cartography, plotting places, topographies, and artifacts. “There's a sort of roving that is venerated, from the act of seeing to drawing as transcription and translation. I'm interested in how the error of artificiality and recording devices can be a divergence that conjures a simultaneously singular and ambiguous identity.”

Find more on the artist’s website and Instagram.



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