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Antennae #02 Kazuki Nakahara

The sunlight, which rarely came in during the whole winter in Germany, came in through the window onto my drawing, and the light orbited over it. 18.01.2024, 13:16

(Glade, Direction)

I walked deep into the forest, chasing beautiful birds and cool insects.
I followed the pathless trail, sewing through the grass and branches that clung to my body. Suddenly, I was so focused on the “gesture” of my body, which seemed to be regularly stitching the grass in front of me, that I lost track of where I was.

Where could I go?

Let’s turn the pencil upside down and stand it vertically like an antenna. Let’s try stretching it higher, high enough to get a bird’s eye view of the entire forest.

Then, if I find a place where the light shines through like a hole in the darkness of large trees, I will go there.

Kazuki Nakahara

was born in 1980 in Kagawa, Japan, and grew up in Tokyo. From 2005, Nakahara studied painting and drawing at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. He completed his master’s degree there in 2011 under Hanns Schimansky. He has been awarded various prizes and scholarships, including the Christine Perthen Prize for Etching from the Berlinische Galerie in 2017 and the Egmont Schaefer Prize for Drawing from Berliner Kabinett in 2020. Nakahara has been exhibiting in galleries and art institutions in Germany and abroad. He lives and works in Berlin.

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kazuki nakahara, “untitled”, 2024, colored Pencil, charcoal on handmade paper by Ulbricht Gangolf, 180 x 287cm, Photo by Eric Tschernow
drawing on the floor in his Studio, 2024