ARISA NAKAHARA

Japan | B.1984

In her portraits, Arisa Nakahara filters traditional Japanese ink wash painting techniques through a contemporary cosmopolitan woman sensibility. By weaving the cultural influences of the East and West together, Arisa creates imageries that build from the foundation of traditional Japanese paintings and shed them in the light of the present.

Many of Arisa’s works drew influence from her personal experience, approaching through the lens of a contemporary woman in the world, creating motifs and themes that reflect the lived experience whilst breaking the limitations of the traditional genre.

Born in 1984 in Okinawa, Japan, Arisa earned a BFA and MFA in Japanese Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts. The artist is currently based in Tokyo.

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