Art Shota Nakamura, the nature-loving artist
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Shota Nakamura, the nature-loving artist

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Emanuele D'Angelo
Shota Nakamura | Collater.al

Shota Nakamura is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Berlin. Inspired by nature and landscapes, his expressive works arouse a deep feeling of familiarity.
Since graduating from Musashino Art University in 2011, Shota has exhibited his works in Japan and Germany. He has collaborated with artists of the caliber of Kinfolk creatives and has exhibited his work in some of Tokyo’s finest bookstores.

The Japanese illustrator draws with passion and heart. His style could be immediately dismissed as childish, but we like to think that it is the naivety of his work that makes it so appealing. His representations appear trivial in their rough pencil-like rendering, but it is this rawness that captures the most elusive and profound feeling.
He wrote that he was inspired by walks and trips through his neighborhoods and the canals of Berlin, a city that managed to capture him even if completely different from Japan.

Shota Nakamura has a weakness especially for nature, a theme that can be revisited in all his works.
You can see trees, flowers, animals and landscapes through the colored signs of pastel, a style that she has refined with time.
Illustrating nature has always been his goal and there is nothing else he would rather do: “I try to do everything possible to draw it, it is almost like scattering seeds and cultivating the land, as if I were a gardener”.

Art has hardened him and over time has also developed his way of being, almost shaping his personality.
A meticulous artist, who loves to take care of every detail of his works, always in contact with the environment and nature from which he took inspiration.

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Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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