Japanese artist Kohei Nawa, is no unknown artist to the world most wanted galleries, being considered by many to be at the forefront of contemporary art in Japan with his contemporary sculptures. Mostly know for is Pixel Cell work, where he glues to the surface of objects transparent glass spheres. He was around all the world to collect inspirations, but now it’s mostly at is “factory” Sandwich, in the suburbs of Kyoto that he creates and changes ideas with new talents that com all over the world to work with him.
Talking about his influences Kohei affirms “I personally do not concentrate on Japanese culture, instead I am more interested in human nature that applies to all cultures.”, for example for the “Beads” series he started with a search in the internet for stuffed animals as a starter, but why lots of deers? Because its the bigger stuffed animal produced in Japan.
But Kohei doesn’t always work with stuffed animals as we can see … his research in the web is bigger.
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And “beads” isn’t the only serie from Kohei. In the “Swell” series he uses the figurines as mold but then layer them with heavy coats of foamed polyurethane.
The work of Kohei is more than “covering” usual objects, it’s rather a creation of a new dimension by morphing those objects into something never seen before. Check out below his interview for bananastv and learn a bit more about this huge creative mind or visit his website and see all the fantastic series that he already created.
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