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Satoko Nachi’s large portrait occupies the space, and the artist’s rawly-exposed emotions approach directly into our hearts. The motifs depicted intricately on her large canvases are the artist herself, or her friends of the same age, but they evoke a divinity like that of the Holy Mother. Nachi remarks, “When I paint, the lonelier I am, the stronger I become. I do not feel loneliness.” Her work is born out of confronting the very depths of what lies within her own heart, and it embraces not only feminine elements such as purity and romanticism, emotions and fragility, but also the nature of human and universal pain and loneliness. Yet viewers may also sense the attraction of the internal nobility and beauty emerging from therein.


I paint humans, because there is someone I hope to meet.

The person is neither a lover in the past nor a close friend. The person is with no face, no name, is nobody.

Nobody can create humans, but this mysterious person who is born in the painting forgives me, consoles me and answers to my seeking voice.

Although I face that person just like a mirror, I feel the existence for certain at the deep back of paints and canvas. And so I am not alone.

If there are more paintings like that, everyone would not be lonely at all.                                                           (Satoko Nachi)