Represented Artist

Yukari Nishi

Born in 1978 in Japan and currently based in Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Yukari Nishi graduated from the Kyoto University of Art and Design and has been exhibiting her paintings and mixed media works at galleries and art fairs in Japan and abroad since 2004.

Faceless figures, emotionless plushies, and lifeless animals populate the idyllic landscapes of Nishi’s world. The detached, dream-like environments stir feelings of curiosity and discomfort; the dramatic elements of light and shadow, as well as the unexpected loss of coherency and meaning within familiar domestic spaces of safety and comfort, recall neo-noir themes of absurdity, nihilism, and paranoia. Nishi’s works are an amalgamation of images that she pulls from media around her, reflecting the overwhelming Westernization of post-war Japan and the resulting manufactured nostalgia that, though false and foreign, has wedged it’s way into the collective Japanese consciousness.

Selected Artworks


Index #7

Index #7

19 Aug–17 Sep 2023


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Art Fair Tokyo 2023

10 Mar–12 Mar 2023
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Taipei Dangdai

20 May–22 May 2022
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Art Fair Tokyo 2022

11 Mar–17 Mar 2022