How a Palmerston North artist turns fast-food into art
Oct 1, 2019
There should be a warning taped to the door of Naga Tsutsumi’s studio: “Don’t enter if you’re hungry.” The Palmerston North artist is currently working on a fast-food series for his next exhibition, Vanished Travellers (Zimmerman Art Gallery, 1-31 October), and elaborate drawings of burgers, pizza and bowls of pasta line the walls.
Adding words into an artistic conversation | Stuff.co.nz
February 26 2018
A conversation with a cartoonist got Palmerston North artist Naga Tsutsumi thinking about a new way to put expression into his art. These ideas then found their way into his latest exhibition. Tsutsumi has been exhibiting annually at Zimmerman Art Gallery in Palmerston North since 2013 and after a chat with local cartoonist Brent Putze he said he "rediscovered the power of cartoons and comics".
The places we live in when we close our eyes | Stuff.co.nz
February 2 2017
A painting sits on Naga Tsutsumi's easel. The background is an immense, very full, book case and the inertia of nostalgia is conjured up with a stepping back. It's a dream space, a deja vu place and it tilts your head in thought.