The Studio Gariboldi gallery is pleased to present a solo show dedicated to the Japanese artist Katsumi Nakai (1927-2013), displaying a selection of works created in the 1960s and 1970s during his Milanese period.
Nakai studied painting at the Institut of Fine Arts of Osaka and after completing his studies he participated to several collective exhibitions. In 1956 he had his first solo show at the gallery Omote and in 1958 he founded, with other seven avant-garde artists, the Tekkeikai group.
In the spring of 1964, when he was 37 years old, as many Japanese artists of the time, he decided to visit Europe and the United States. His path took him to Milan, a city that impressed him profoundly to become the last stage of his trip “following the sun”.