Nadine Nakanishi is a painter and printmaker and one half of the silk-screening poster design studio Sonnenzimmer she runs together with Nick Butcher. I had never heard about these people before, but the video interview below immediately peeked my interest. It showed a woman with a unique combination of punk-attitude and pragmatism on one hand, and a tendency towards abstraction in her work on the other.
Her painting informs her design work and her printmaking liberates the process of creating images. Somewhere in an interview, she says:
In design, they teach you in “form and function”. I have come to realize that good form holds function regardless of function. If something is beautiful the form works.
Take a look at the video and, if you want to have some further reading, check out the links to some more interviews below.
If you want, you can read some more interviews with Nadine Nakanishi I found lingering around the net. Just click the pearls of the pearltree I made.