Edward M. Gómez

For Edward M. Gómez's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Recalling nature's fury abstractly in oils

Dec 10, 2013

Recalling nature's fury abstractly in oils

As someone who was born and brought up in Bosnia, educated in Germany and is now based in New York, why should artist Amer Kobaslija have reacted as passionately as he did on hearing about the earthquake and the tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku ...

Outsider drawn to the circle of life

Nov 5, 2013

Outsider drawn to the circle of life

The discovery and promotion of works by self-taught or outsider artists — those who are not academically trained and create their works primarily for themselves, mostly beyond the cultural-commercial mainstream — are still relatively new activities in Japan. Against this background, the success of ...

Outsider art that comes from within

May 21, 2013

Outsider art that comes from within

"Outsider art" is relatively new in Japan and, as a genre, works made by self-taught Japanese artists are still not very well known on the category-delineating, label-loving international art scene.