Nihonga style painter, Daisuke Nakano, uses an animated expression method, making his paintings look as if they would bleed when cut. He is precise, visionary, and patient, only producing a single artwork a year, perfecting every line and capturing movement. He depicts a sense of time standing still. Precise down to the most minute detail, Nakano’s paintings dominate regardless of size.
Nakano’s subject matter enabled him to explore a unique sense of space particular to Japanese fine arts. He also learned to appreciate traditional Japanese painting materials. Learning quickly from the world of Nihonga and drawing inspiration from using gold or silver leaf as a base – a method developed by Ito Jakuchu or the Rinpa School- it wasn’t long before he started creating his way of painting through filling the entire space with detail.
Through depicting the overwhelming power of nature and the climax of life, he expresses the changes of the natural world – its evanescence and sorrow – flowers in full bloom will eventually fall and return to the earth. This intoxication of paradox and life is found in the paintings of Daisuke Nakano.
Daisuke Nakano , 1974 Born in Kyoto, Japan, graduated from Doda Bijutsu Kogei High School. At the young age of 19, Daisuke exhibited his artwork at the group exhibition.
2019 Solo exhibition Burst of Nature (Ippodo Gallery New York, USA) Exhibition at Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts and Culture (Kyoto, Japan)
Exhibition, A Brush With Beauty at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (USA)
2019 個展「Burst of Nature」（Ippodo New York）
「A BRUSH WITH BEAUTY」（インディアナポリス美術館）
Painting RadianceLight and Nature in the Art of Daisuke Nakano 25 Mar - 23 Apr 2021If There is a Heaven Daisuke Nakano creates paintings of light. I think, if heaven exists, it would resemble the landscapes of Nakano’s creation. Following Illuminating All Over the World,...Read more
Burst of NatureNihonga paintings by Daisuke Nakano 7 Mar - 6 Apr 2019Burst of Nature Shoko Aono A nandina plant with red berries struggles under the weight of the falling snow while a marten holds its breath, its eyes gazing in our...Read more
Painting ParadiseThe Art of Daisuke Nakano 12 Jun - 18 Jul 2021Daisuke Nakano is an avant-garde visual artist who uses the centuries-old Nihonga -style painting technique to capture the elusiveness of light and vivacious spirit of...Read more
Artist TalkDaisuke Nakano x Frank Feltens 25 Mar 2021Find some time to walk in the world of Japanese paintings. Join us this Wednesday at 7:30pm EST for the first in our Artist Talk...Read more
Conversations from Home Vol.2Daisuke Nakano x John Teramoto 14 May 2020Featuring: Daisuke Nakano, Painter John Teramoto, the Curator of Asian Art at the Indianapolis Museum at Newfields Click Recorded videoRead more
About the Motif:Similarities between Massimo Micheluzzi works and Japanese Aesthetics. November 10, 2021Massimo Micheluzzi, a Venetian artist at Ippodo Gallery, may seem like an unusual combination. However, Massimo's designs and patterns align with Japanese aesthetics or resemble...Read more
Exhibition Highlights:Details of Daisuke Nakano April 20, 2021Our first spring exhibtion since the pandemic, Painting Radiance: Light and Nature in the Art of Daisuke Nakano celebrates the artist's painterly skill and surveys...Read more