Nicolas Buffe, a French artist based in Tokyo since 2007, is the creator behind a multifaceted, interdisciplinary world combining erudite and popular culture. After graduating from les Beaux-Arts de Paris, he obtained a PhD from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014. Born in 1978, he belongs to a generation naturally marked by Japanese pop culture in 1980~'90 France, developing from childhood a passion for Anime, Tokusatsu, Japanese manga and Video games. From European classical literature such as "Orlando Furioso" and "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili” to "Space Sheriff Gavan" and "The Legend of Zelda", he uses a wide range of narrative and visual influences to establish his unique style that fuses art and subculture. Nicolas Buffe has also ventured in various creative territories such as fashion, opera art direction, crafts, architecture. In 2014, he held a solo show "The Dream of Polifilo" at the Hara Museum of contemporary art Tokyo. Most recently, in 2018, he designed one of the five facades of the the Museum Garage in Miami’s Design District (project curated by Terence Riley, with WORKac; J. Mayer H.; Clavel Arquitectos; K/R), while over the winter of 2018-2019, he set up a monumental installation inside Ginza Six in Tokyo. In 2019 he was appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.
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