Andrea Naka Kishimoto is a British painter, originally born in Peru but of Japanese descent. She originally studied Art with Major in Graphic Design at the “Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú”, in Lima, considered to be the best private university in Peru. She is skilled in traditional painting methods, using watercolours, oil paints, inks, pencils and pastels. The result of her Japanese background with South American upbringing is that her work tends to be a fusion of minimalism and bright, vivid, expressive designs. The clash of cultures in her life (Japanese reserve vs. South American openness) gives her an interesting view of life that she tries to express in her work.
“Currently, I see life in black and white because I tend to feel things at one extreme or another. This ideology is not just applied to my feelings, but also to my conception of the world. I feel things are stronger when they are black or white, one thing or the other, not weakened by vacillation. I have never really been a follower because I think that every person has the capacity to develop their own ideas and make a contribution to the world. I believe in my own ideals and the inflexibility of this is represented by an abstract geometric style.“
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2010 - Selected for exhibition in the 2010 Donkey Art Prize international art competition.
2009 – 20:21 Art Gallery
2008 – 20:21 Art Gallery
2000 – 2005 – “Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú”
2000-2005 Art degree with major in Graphic Design at the “Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú”.
1999 “Federico Esquerre” Art School
“Third Floor” Art School