NAKAKITA Hiroko Solo Exhibition @Mizuma & Kips, New York

3 February - 7 March 2021

Mizuma & Kips is pleased to announce a solo show by NAKAKITA Hiroko beginning on February 3rd.


NAKAKITA Hiroko who completed her master’s degree at Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006, has been actively holding exhibitions in Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo. Furthermore, freeing herself to not only in Japan, she has also held exhibitions in New York and built her career by producing and presenting works in earnest fashion. She has consistently worked on the contradictory theme of “deliberate” and “random.”


In nature, flowers that bloom in “random” are something that we humans long for, as we are bounded by reason and, think and live in a “deliberate” way.
She says the real beauty emerges when both “random” and “deliberate” elements are perfectly balanced in the mind and on a single canvas.


The theme of this exhibition is “Flowers and Japan,” and it is a collection of works that depict the color of the soul of Japanese people who are mindful to the transience of life, and correlates the cycle of a person’s life to the life of flowers until their withering moments.



-Artist statement-
In our daily lives, we constantly try to seek for answers, and attempt to find the right actions that best conform with other people.


I have adored chandeliers that remain to overlook over such human nature, or flowers which are short-lived but full of life and bloom to their last fleeting moments. These are things I have continued to paint.


Human beings cannot live freely like flowers as we have emotions. However, when emotions heighten, we sigh deeply or emit tears and sweat. For me, dripping of paint is something that comes deep from my body. I believe that relinquishing myself to the unexpected things, like a drip and accepting each unexpected encounter with color, is the only way to produce a work with a soul.


As I sway back and forth between overflowing emotions and praying silence, I replace them with colors. I believe that finding a harmony between “deliberate” and “random” born from the colors and sublimating it into the world of imagining, is when a true beauty arises, and I try to paint that every day.


<Date> Wednesday, 3rd February – Sunday, 7th March 2021
<Opening time> Wed.-Sat. 12:00 – 18:00
*Due to COVID-19, we currently close on Sunday. We will inform you once we reopen on Sundays.

<Venue> Mizuma & Kips
(324 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002)

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