The flowers in Nakisa’s works are powerful and impressive yet retain a touching simplicity. She combines her skills in calligraphy with silver leafing techniques to create artwork which despite its serene clarity is dramatic and intense. The addition of resin to each piece adds a reflective almost glass like quality which demands attention and creates a strong and lasting impact.
Nakisa’s mastery of Japanese calligraphy and the Sumi-E method, a process that directly translates as “Black Ink Painting” in English, lends an unmistakably authentic, Eastern aura to her creations. Moulded by a complex culture and well-versed in the ways of her Japanese heritage, she is equipped with more than the physical tools to create her spectacular works of art. The rough hewn, organic textures combine with soft hued yet graphic images of nature to create a direct reflection of her birth place Tokyo, which is itself an exercise in the balance of extremes.
Nakisa was born in 1974. Her childhood was spent visiting museums and attending theatrical shows and their drama and romance left a lasting impression which is evident in her current artwork. Her mother also fostered an intense appreciation for the arts and she was taken from one museum to the next, so her earliest memories are populated by Picasso, Michelangelo, Diego Velazquez – each of whom she credits with sparking her imagination as a child. Her style was also significantly shaped by Japanese animation. She was spellbound by Anime and its detailed, live action drawings and channelled it into her own artwork. Nakisa exciting and innovative work is housed in numerous collections around the world.