Designer of Reika Nakamura

Reika Nakamura



Q1. How do you get inspiration for your artworks?

Since I love nature, I often develop my imagination around it. I get inspiration from the cold morning forest, quiet ocean, smell, sound, and so on.


Reika Nakamura, Artist

Reika Nakamura, Artist

Q2. Please describe your production process.

I rarely have my idea before painting, and I often decide my vision while I am painting.I don't know what will happen until I hold my brush so I am always excited about myself.


Q3. What made you interested in NY market?

Actually, I was staying in Brooklyn from this spring to summer. I was moved that everyone was enjoying their own life in their way there.They were laughing each other even if something bad happened to them everywhere like in the train and at the coffee shop. They changed it to humor and that inspired me a lot. That's why I would like to show my artworks to people in New York. I hope you feel something from them.



Q4. What part of your exhibit do you want the customers to pay attention?

Some of my artworks are conceptual but I would like you to enjoy them in your way. Each person has own life and they have different experience and feeling what they have gone through. So I am interested in who likes my artworks and how they feel about them.


Q5. Lastly, please share some comments to customers at the ARCADE JAPAN.
  最後に、the ARCADE JAPANのお客様に一言お願いします。

Hi! I would like to paint something encourages you not only when you are happy but also when you feel lonely. My best wish is to connect with people through my artworks. Please enjoy it.


Interview & text by Moeka Nakamura