Born in 1953
Izena Island, Okinawa, Japan
Discovered print making through painting, illustration and design.
Bokunen Naka's first solo exhibition was held in Tokyo in 1996. Since then he has held over 17 solo exhibitions away and continues to exhibit his latest works at The Bokunen Art Museum in Okinawa.
Bokunen works in a special style called Urazaishiki, a technique used to apply color to the reverse side of a print. In his work he captures the intense colour and interplay of sun, sea, beach, floral and mountains. Many of Bokunen's works are inspired by the island of Izena in the north of Okinawa, where he was born.
In addition to his original works, he has taken on a variety of commissions such as poster designs for international scaled projects, and art works for commemorative stamps. He has also been featured in a number of television programs.