I aim to instil my illustrations with a sense of class and nobility, occasionally with a touch of humour as well, which I see as part of my “aesthetic exercises” as a practising monk.
— Gaku Nakagawa
Commissioned for the National Assembly Of Wales by Departures Design

Commissioned for the National Assembly Of Wales by Departures Design

 
 
gaku nakagawa portrait

GAKU NAKAGAWA

ENQUIRE ABOUT GAKU NAKAGAWA

London : Joel Minter - joel@dutchuncle.co.uk

New York : Helen Cowley - helen@dutchuncle.co.uk

Tokyo : Mikiharu Yabe - miki@dutchuncle.co.uk

Born in the temple “Zuisenji”, Kyoto in 1966, Gaku Nakagawa studied Buddhist art at university and worked as a copywriter soon after graduation. From 1996 he began work as a freelance illustrator swell as being a monk. His work has contributed to a number of different clients and media, from Government pamphlets for the municipal offices and educational booklets for his temple, to international magazines, websites, and a selection of published books.

 

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