Rei Nadal is a fine artist and director based in London. Born in Spain, Nadal went on to complete a fashion design degree before beginning an internship with designer Gareth Pugh. She has garnered attention for her unique and intriguing Tumblr page, Death and Milk, where she intersperses imagery from fashion editorials, art photography, and video, alongside candid self-portraits and text.
For her directorial debut Rei created a music video inspired by her Tumblr for Reptile Youth’s single ‘Dead End’. Nadal’s first foray into music film combines original and found footage, forging a ‘chain dialogue’ where ideas of unusual beauty and death sit side by side. The result offers uniquely re-created content reflective of Nadal’s signature aesthetic.
Her creative prowess caught the eye of Nick Knight (who approached her in 2012 to curate SHOWstudio’s Tumblr) and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie (who selected her to direct the film for the band’s ‘2013’). Rei continues to collaborate with Nick Knight and SHOWstudio, co-directing films and designing various series of fashion illustrations.
Her most recent work includes her critically acclaimed music video for Vaults, a fashion film for Marta Jakubowski, and shorts showcasing DELADA’s seasonal collections.