About the artist

Artist bio

  • 1986 born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 2006 started studying at the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 2016 graduated with a post-graduate degree in Japanology, Art history and
    Cultural anthropology
  • 2019 started working as an independent visual artist


As an Hamburg based artist, Japanologist and art historian with a focus on Japanese art and culture, 

I create high-quality unique pieces in which contemporary art and the traditional Japanese Nihonga

technique form a symbiosis.


For me, art is synonymous with the perception of beauty and transience of the moment. I want to

reproduce these values, which are also the basis of Japanese aesthetics, in my paintings and give the

viewer a positive feeling of beauty, serenity and harmony. I also work a lot with auspicious symbols

to transmit positive energy through my paintings.



In the process of creating a new painting, usually I go straight to the blank canvas with the brush, without

making any preliminary drawings. I let the creative process affect me and let the creative energy flow.

For this I mainly use acrylic paints on canvas.


                                                                                    - Nekissa