Parisian Mythology: Solo show of Nksin

27 September - 14 October 2023

Maison Ozmen is excited to present you the Solo Show of Japanese artist NKSIN “Parisian Mythology” in our gallery space. This exhibition is the second solo show Maison Ozmen collaborated with NKSIN, and we cannot wait to present the new series of works by the artist. 11 new paintings will be unveiled on this occasion, in which you can clearly see the development of the artist’s creating approach and thoughts. Light colors are added on the black and white signature style, making the paintings even more playful and eye-catching.


When you look at NKSIN’s portraits, it’s clear that he’s a perfectionist. Inspired by ‘90s American cartoons, he spray-paints actors, musicians and painters – all icons who created the culture of their time. The ultra-stylised black-and-white paintings look almost digital. Every gradient is flawlessly blended. Every edge is perfectly crisp. But despite this alluring sense of cohesion, the portraits represent something much more fractured – society. Growing up in a Japanese Filipino household, NKSIN often felt deeply frustrated that this community didn’t embrace his biracial background. His work uses these personal experiences as a starting point to look at all forms of discrimination in the modern world.