Fourth Exhibition of Works by Selected Artists: Nelson Hor “The Red Cloud Over My Head”

The exhibition series Kyobashi Art Wall: Start the Future From Here will take place from February 28th to March 10th, 2024, featuring an exhibition by Nelson Hor, whose work was chosen in the fourth selection of outstanding works. Nelson Hor’s works, made with Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) techniques and red mineral pigments, deal with social problems such as mental health and LGBTQ discrimination. In addition to actual works, this exhibition, Knitting and Remembering, displayed in a temporary enclosure inside the Toda Building (currently under construction), includes an installation in which a seemingly ominous red bird flies across an expansive sky.


Nelson Hor

Born 1998 in Penang, Malaysia. Nelson Hor graduated with a BA in Japanese painting from Tama Art University in 2022. Hor uses paintings, embroideries and installations to document issues related to our modern society, such as mental illness and discrimination against LGBTQ people.  FOCUS LONDON (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2023) Memory is a Garden (GALLERY ETHER, Tokyo, 2022) Selected for Akira Tatehata Jury’s Choice Awards in 16th Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi in 2022.