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Interview with Alan Nakagawa

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Alan Nakagawa, artist, sound composer and arts advocate, has been creating eclectic inter-disciplinary works about Los Angeles since the early 1980’s. Both as a solo artist and co-founder of LA art collective Collage Ensemble Inc., his art centers around orchestrating diverse aesthetics to afford forum and dialogue about the urban fabric, collaborative processes and multi-media experimentation. He also collaborates with Kio Griffith in the newly formed multi-media arts duo, Otonomiyaki. Nakagawa’s interests have often resulted in poetic visuals and sound works about the unique and ‘mystical’ elements of urban phenomena and its diverse ethnic populous, influences and hybrid tendencies.

Often using language and ethnic pop symbolism, Nakagawa has consistently created work about personal utopia, urban myth, and social dynamics crafted in his inherent collage style of eclectic sound, soulful imagery and observational text.