KEN NAKAHASHI is pleased to present Soft Mirrors, a group exhibition, to be hold from January 11 until February 2, 2019.

Artists: Eiki Mori, Erik Swars, Jörgen Axelvall, Mariko Matsushita, Mihoko Ogaki, Ren Hang, Shinji Ihara, Yasushi Ebihara

Exhibiting Artists

Erik Swars


  • 1988 Born in Germany
  • 2005-06 Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) (Jochen Plogsties)
  • 2010-11 Academy of Leipzig School of Desgin (Christian Weihrauch)
  • 2011-16 Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Christine Triebsch)
  • 2013-14 Tokyo National University of the Arts (O JUN)
  • 2015 JASSO scholarship, Tokyo National University of the Arts (O JUN)
  • 2016 Diploma (Jochen Plogsties, Peter Möller)


  • Bilder 2018-2020 (self-publishing, 2020)

Mariko Matsushita


  • 1980 Born in Osaka
  • 2004 B.F.A in oil painting from Kyoto City University of the Arts


  • July - September, 2017: Delfina Foundation, London


  • MARIKO (published by matchbaco, 2015)
  • until the hug (self-published, 2018)
  • KEN NAKAHASHI No.2—Mariko Matsushita Anökumene: Land exiled as uninhabitable(published by KEN NAKAHASHI, 2020)


  • pays des fees, 2017
  • Acha Tyumu, 2017

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selected work

Mihoko Ogaki


  • 1973 Born in Toyama
  • 1995 Graduated Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts with a major in oil painting
  • 2003 Master degree at the German National Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from Prof. Klaus Rinke
  • 2004 Final Diploma at the German National Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • 2010 Moved to Japan





  • "Mihoko Ogaki WHO" Published/Edited/Designed by Shuji Sugihara, 2013

Ren Hang

Born 1987 in Changchun, Jilin Province, China, and died in February in 2017 at the age of 29. Ren Hang is widely regarded as one of China’s top young contemporary photographers, who kept taking pictures of friends in the nude at a time when “sex” continues to be taboo in China.

Not only are his colours captivatingly vivid, they are poetic and a lyrical sensation with young men and women posing as if veritably sculptured.

He has held numerous exhibitions in several world capital cities, such as Beijing, Paris, NY and Tokyo and also participated in international art fairs on numerous occasions; Paris Photo and Photo Basel. In 2010, he won the Italy third TERNA Prize for Contemporary Art.

In 2011 he self-published the photo books “REN HANG 2009-2011” and “ROOM”. Since then, he has also published a great number of notable books.

His works are already incorporated into the public collections of several museums; Multimedia Art Museum in Russia, CAFA Art Museum in China, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, US, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in China and the White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection in Australia.


  • 2016, ATHENS LOVE 雅典的爱, Session press, USA
  • 2016, 二月 FEBRUARY, Self-Published,China
  • 2016, 一月 JANUARY, Self-Published, China
  • 2015, 海鲜派对 Seafood Party, Self-Published, China
  • 2015, 上海游客 Shanghai Visitors, Self-Published, China
  • 2015, NEW LOVE 新欢, Session press, USA
  • 2015, 野生, Die Nacht, Germany
  • 2015, FOOD ISSUE, Same studio, China
  • 2014, PHYSICAL BORDERLINE, ThreeShadows +3 Gallery, China
  • 2013, THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT RUNS TOO FAST, Editions Bessard, France
  • 2013, SON AND BITCH, Neurasthenia, Taiwan
  • 2013, Republic, Éditions du LIC, Norway
  • 2013, MY DEPRESSION, Self-Published, China
  • 2012, NUDE, Self-Published, China 
  • 2011, ROOM, Self-Published, China 
  • 2011, REN HANG 2009-2011, Self-Published, China
  • 2013, Poem Collection of Renhang, Neurasthenia, Taiwan

Shinji Ihara


  • 1987 Born in Fukuoka
  • 2010 B.F.A in Oil Painting of Hiroshima City University
  • 2012 M.F.A. in Oil Painting Materials and Techniques of Tokyo National University of the Arts


  • "RENDEZVOUS" published by matchbaco, 2015


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Yasushi Ebihara


  • Born 1976 in Ibaragi, Japan
  • 1999 B.F.A., Oil Painting, Tokyo National University of the Arts, Japan
  • 2001 M.F.A., Tokyo National University of the Arts, Japan


  • "tarot" published by KEN NAKAHASHI, 2017
  • "if..." published by matchbaco, 2014


  • "Tarot CULKIN" Self-Published tarot cards, 2017