Nakanishi Manabu

Manabu Nakanishi 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Creative Activities – Eternal Landscape –


2023/11/22(Wed) - 2023/11/28(Tue)


“40 Years of Manabu Nakanishi, an Unprecedented Artist Who Continues to Advance”
Manabu Nakanishi, an artist who has been active at the forefront of contemporary art, is a top runner at the forefront.
I ran through as This year marks the 40th anniversary of his creative activities.
At the age of 19, he visited the National Museum of Art, Osaka to create a work by American contemporary master Robert Rauschenberg.
Encountering the product (Solstice) and being greatly impacted, he entered full-fledged artistic activity as an artist.
Masu. He graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 1982, and in 2016 received a Ph.D.
Speaking of Mr. Nakanishi, in 1985, he exhibited at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (currently the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art) “Art Now ’85”.
The 10m giant object shocked the art world and is still a legend. A masterpiece of the 80’s
As a house and as a work of art, it remains in the memory of many people. He then moved to Canada (Why
Tohos) went to observe the aurora and was struck by the majesty of the grandeur of the universe.
Head to life. This experience became a major turning point in his creative activity, and
His work visualizes the light that pours down on the earth from the far side of the universe, and his thoughts in pursuit of “light and time”.
We will expand.
Recent exhibitions show this trend. 2018 The National Museum of Art, Osaka “New Wave
Contemporary Art in the 80s”, 2019 Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art 25th Anniversary Solo Exhibition “Vortex Behavior”, 2021
Port Art & Design Tsuyama and Yasunari Kawabata Literary Museum, Ibaraki City Solo Exhibition “Various Aspects of Form”, Hyogo Prefecture, 2022
20th anniversary of the opening of the National Museum of Art “Kansai 80’s”, Tokushima Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Special Exhibition “Japanese Postwar Sculpture”, 1923
solo exhibition “Smooth Manifold” at the Takarazuka City Arts and Culture Center. His remarkable performance in recent years
He has been invited to numerous national and public art museums, and his works have been highly acclaimed.
I am profiting.
Mr. Manabu Nakanishi, who continues his unprecedented rapid progress, has recently focused on themes such as “universe and life” and “light and time.”
His universal and vast story is told and spun in his own formative language. He used media such as painting and sculpture
When you see the side of a hard worker based on rare talent in the cross-sectional development of his work, his curiosity and inquisitiveness,
I admire his focus and persistence.
A boy who was impressed by rock superstar Elvis Presley when he was in junior high school,
After that, his 40-year career as an artist was not a smooth one.
I guess. Elvis’ rock soul (rebellious spirit) and his art
full of sincere love for 40 years ago, a star from a new painting-like work
He is now seeking development in the universal realm of philosophical thinking that pursues the truth of the universe.
It is no exaggeration to say that It can be said that he is the one and only contemporary artist aiming for further heights.
Masu. I can’t take my eyes off his development and activities.
Yoshio Kato (Director, Takarazuka City Cultural Arts Center / Visiting Professor, Osaka University of Arts)

《1st Slider》
“CROSS WORDS” 30.0×31.0 cm
Acrylic paint on aluminum casting
《Second Slider》
“Northern Lights Yellow knife”
28.2×16.0×11.0 cm
Acrylic paint on aluminum casting
《3rd Slider》
“White Cave” φ50 cm
acrylic on canvas
《4th Slider》
“Vortex 27” 72.0×54.0 cm