My artist interview for week 13 is Shihori Nakayama.
Nakayama’s artwork involves drawing very detailed images of people and places that are important to her. She not only uses pictures, but also memories that she has of certain people or places for he artwork. She tries to reclaim certain moments in her life and create her own visual interpretation of how she feels. Nakayama tries to create her own imaginary world and show it to the viewers. She uses her artwork to express herself to others. When she works on her artwork, she likes to be in an environment where she can relax and do other things while working. She tries to do other things while working on her artwork so she does not get bored focused solely on drawing. Things that she likes to do is play music or watch anime on the side.
I really like Nakayama’s style of artwork. The drawing is very detailed to to point where you would be engrossed in the drawing. It was so detailed that I got lost looking at the different parts and the story that comes with it. I could tell that a lot of time was spent on the artwork. I could also see a part of her life when I look at the artwork. I can see the things that she likes, the different people that she knows and the things she has seen.