Layered Drawings, Nobuhiro Nakanishi | Art Stage

Reported by Shengwei.

Set to debut at the iconic Marina Bay Sands on 12th January 2011, the fair will feature a  selection of  over 100 of the world’s leading and up-and-coming galleries in a showcase of  the best and most  exciting of Asian artistic creativity. An international show with the  right balance of Asia Pacific  galleries juxtaposed against carefully selected Western galleries, Art Stage Singapore’s exhibitors represent 19 countries and have been handpicked via a stringent selection process based on the fair’s cornerstone criteria of quality and the presentation of art in context. Visitors will be treated to a spectacular spread of works by established names and new discoveries.

Fukuoka, Japan-born artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi has created a mesmerizing series called Layered Drawings that we’d love to see in person. Nakanishi uses a laser print to mount his photos onto plexiglass acrylic. Though we could enjoy each slice on its own, taken together, they produce a magnificent effect. “The theme of my work is: the physical that permeates into the art piece,” he says. “In a foggy landscape, we no longer see what we are usually able to see – the distance to the traffic light, the silhouette of the trees, the slope of the ground. Silhouettes, distance and horizontal sense all become vague. When we perceive this vagueness, the water inside the retina and skin dissolve outwardly toward the infinite space of the body surface. The landscape continues to flow, withholding us from grasping anything solid. By capturing spatial change and the infinite flow of time, I strive to produce art that creates movement between the artwork itself and the viewer’s experience of the artwork.”

Impression and Thoughts:

I was truly amazed by the layered drawing when i first saw it. So  this actually caught my attention instantly because it was a piece of design different from the rest in Art Stage. The design work was mounted on the wall, so the duplicate sheets of acrylic design made the people viewing the piece slowly and amazed when they go near to look closely at each sheet and stand far away to view as one whole image are formed clearly even though there are so many sheet of acrylic designs. Total new way to view and play with designs .A interactive and  fun way  to look at from a distance and up close.

TAN SHENG WEI.

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