[Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore] Rei Nakanishi’s solo exhibition “Season of the Surface” will be held from Saturday, May 18th. The exhibition reinterprets the works of Western painters and expresses them using his own unique techniques.

Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore (6th floor, GINZA SIX, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) will hold an exhibition of new works by Nakanishi Rei, "Season of the Surface," at GINZA ATRIUM from Saturday, May 18th to Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.

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"flower of life no.137" 2024


Rei Nakanishi combines traditional painting techniques with printing to create complex layered works, blending digital and analog, and graphics and painting, to create unique works.
In addition to the "flower of life" series, which Nakanishi has been painting since his debut, the exhibition will feature new paintings, including a series of reinterpretations of works by post-impressionist painters Van Gogh and Gauguin, which he first exhibited at his 2023 solo exhibition "Distance to the City, the Artist's Memories." The work, which takes Gauguin's "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" as its motif, is a large-scale work measuring approximately 6 meters in width that covers an entire wall of the venue. Experience Nakanishi's current state, in which he questions the viewer's innermost self through his works.

*Reference image: Exhibition view of the "flower of life -in the style of" series

*Reference image: Exhibition view of the "flower of life -in the style of" series

・About the solo exhibition "Season on the Surface"

I think about the life of a flower that blooms and then withers.
Where will the seasons that pour down in the afterlife lead?
A time passed when only the surface was alive.
If the metaphor of the four seasons continues to give meaning to people's lives, I want to confirm that meaning through painting.

Rei Nakanishi


The exhibited works will be on sale at the venue from 11:00 on Saturday, May 18th.
*All works for sale are by entry system.
*Depending on the pre-sales situation, sales may end before the start of the event.


©︎2022 Rei Nakanishi ©︎2022 GOLD WOOD ART WORKS

Rei Nakanishi
Born in Mie Prefecture in 1994. Moved to the United States in 2016 and worked as an assistant to Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi on the production of his works. After returning to Japan in 2019, he joined GOLD WOOD ART WORKS. Based in Shizuoka Prefecture, he continues to exhibit both domestically and internationally.
He creates his works by combining traditional painting methods with printing.
In his recent works, he combines graphics, 3D modeling, AI, NFT and other technologies to question the values that continue to change with the times, and explores the essence of expression through his work.

Selected Exhibitions:
2024 Group Exhibition "Collection Exhibition" (Maison JE Bangkok, Bangkok)
2023 Group Exhibition "ART Taipei 2023" (DOPNESS ART LAB, Taipei)
2023 Group Exhibition "Chimera" (Baolong Art Center, Shanghai)
2023 Group exhibition "Eureka Tohaku! ◉89" (Tokyo National Museum Virtual Exhibition Room, Tokyo)
2023 Group Exhibition "ART FAIR TOKYO 2023" (Seibu Department Store Shibuya Art Gallery, Tokyo)
2023 Solo Exhibition "Distance to the City, Memories of the Artist" (OIL by Bijutsu Techo Gallery, Tokyo)
2022 Solo Exhibition "yue" (DOPNESS ART LAB, Taipei)
2022 Group Exhibition "ART FAIR TOKYO 2022" (Seibu Department Store Shibuya Art Gallery, Tokyo)
2022 Solo Exhibition "TREE OF LIFE" (DIESEL ART GALLERY, Tokyo)
2021 Solo Exhibition "VESICA PISCIS" (Shinsaibashi PARCO POP UP GALLERY, Osaka)
2021 Solo Exhibition "DUALISM" (+81 Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto)
2021 Group exhibition "SUMMER CAMP" (GR gallery, New York)
2021 Group Exhibition "When The Distant Stars Shine" (neXtLab, Shanghai)
2021 Solo Exhibition "yinyang" (Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore, Tokyo)

LOUIS VUITTON Ikebukuro store

Selected Clients:
BEAMS / Karimoku / DIESEL / SENKIN / UNIQLO / United Arrows

・Exhibition details

Rei Nakanishi "Season of the Surface"
Dates: Saturday, May 18th, 2024 to Wednesday, June 5th, 2024
Time: 11:00-20:00 * Closed at 18:00 on the final day Venue: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore GINZA ATRIUM (event space)
Organized by: Ginza Tsutaya Bookstore Supported by: GOLD WOOD ART WORKS, FLATLABO inc.
Admission: Free Inquiries: 03-3575-7755 (during business hours) /info.ginza@ccc.co.jp
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