My name is Hideki Nakazawa, artist from Japan, born in 1963. From 1983 to 1989 I was an acrylic painter. From 1990 to 1996 I was a commercial artist using computer graphics. Since 1997 I have been a fine artist calling myself a method painter. On January 1, 2000, together with a poet Shigeru Matsui and a musician Tomomi Adachi, I published a manifesto "Method Painting, Method Poem, Method Music (Methodicism Manifesto)" via 1,000 e-mails and 1,000 New Year cards. In the manifesto there is written a definition as below:
"Method painting is a colored plane which is overlaid on method itself, prohibiting chance and improvisation. However, real colors which cause pleasure will sometimes be replaced scrupulously with other materials."
I am an anti-sensualist. I am an anti-political-correctness artist. I adopt logic as tautology. I am a reductionist as a methodicist, not as a formalist.

I am coming to Banff supported by the Mercian Corporation Company. I am going to make some e-mail artworks using only alphabets and numerals. Each sign is equal to a pixel-dot in my method paintings. If you want to receive some of my works, please e-mail me at

Others: Published a book "Text on Modern Art History" in 1989; obtained patents "Device for processing a three-dimensional image" and "Solid object generation" in 1996-2000; got a prize "Multimedia Grand Prix" in 1995; solo-exhibitions at Gallery NW House and Sano Gallery, Japan, in 1997-2000. I am now writing a new book "Western Artists."