10.12.2012 in18:48 in Art -->
Satoko Nachi was born in Tokyo in 1982.
The artist’s friends as well as the artist herself are often depicted in Nachi’s works. Across the canvas, she paints things thought about darkly, deeply, contents based on unrequited love, or the way she longed for things to be, things that actually happened to the artist herself, or stories heard from friends. It could be an episode with the artist’s beloved, or personal advice sought by a friend, but the personal details fade away as these things are repeatedly thought over, kneaded upon, and something similar to its essence comes forth. This alone is left behind, giving the work its strength. Her distinctive, delicate touch and symbolic details leave a strong impression on the viewer.
In addition, many of Nachi’s paintings are large-scale; Happiness and Despair, shown at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, is 11 meters in length. “It envelops the viewer, who I would like to see nothing but my painted world,” Nachi says.
1982 Born in Tokyo
2005 BFA Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Aichi
Lives in Nagoya, Aichi