Inspired by surrealism and cyberpunk styles of art, Nakamura is drawn to 19th century machine designs and armor, among other stylistic aspects of that time period. His work is created in a portrait style, while still containing a puzzle-like quality.
Born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1961, Nakamura began making digital art in 1996. His work has appeared in many computer graphic books and magazines. One reviewer commented, "Kazuhiko Nakamura’s art is a surreal hybrid of man and machine, a hard marriage of metal and flesh."