Nobuhiro Nakanishi

I came across Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s work whilst researching into photography installations on Pinterest. His series titled ‘layered drawings’ are phenomenal and inspired me to exhibit my own work in the way he has done. I knew that I wanted to create an installation piece using layering and the strands surface and/or time, and Nakanishi’s work uses all of them. He creates these pieces by photographing a scene over a period of time.  He then laser prints each image and mounts it to acrylic. His work has made my idea clearer and I now need to experiment with ways to put my images onto a transparent material.

“This series portrays changes that take place in everyday life, like the sun rising or ice cream melting. These ordinary events were photographed at regular intervals, printed on transparent film and assembled in sequence. Capturing the accumulation of time as a sculpture allows the viewer to experience the ephemerality of time.
We are all subject to the passing of time, yet each of us feels and perceives it in our own way. Time itself has no shape or boundary and cannot be fixed or grasped. When we look at the photographs in these sculptures, we attempt to fill in the gaps between the individual images. We draw from our physical experiences to fill in missing time and space, both ephemeral and vague. In this series, I attempt to depict time and space as sensations shared by both viewer and artist.”

–  Nobuhiro Nakanishi

The process Nakanishi has used to create his ‘line drawings’ I, unfortunately, cannot access nor afford. Because of this, I need to research and find alternative ways to create something similar. Acetate, glass and perspex are materials I could use but I need to find a process that can allow me to transfer my image onto them in some way or another.


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