Artist Layers Acrylic Photos Into Multidimensional Installations

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The ones that are familiar with Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s work, know that the Japanese artist is an artistic explorer of perspectives that alter perceptions.

Nakanishi’s contemplative and conceptual “Layered Drawings” are eye-catching installations composed of photos of the same landscape, taken over an extended period of time. The pictures depict unassuming environments and natural phenomena like tranquil forests and simple sunsets. The elusive character of time seems to be tricked and  in this pictures, the spectator’s eye can see how time passes and changes the environment.

To give the sense of three-dimensionality, Nakanishi prints the photos on plexiglass acrylic and layers each sheet in a chronological order. Once strategically mounted on the wall, the whole ensemble of the photographs is transformed into a single, magical scene which can transcend the viewer in that exact time and space depicted in the pictures. More info:

In addition to experimenting with space and altering perspectives, these stereoscopic studies also have a meditative quality.

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It makes the viewer experience time and meditate on the idea o change and the silent passing of life around us.

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“We are all subject to the passing of time, yet each of feel and perceives it in our own way”, Nakanishi says on his website about the layered drawings or photos.  “Time itself has no shape or boundary and cannot be fixed or grasped.

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When we look at the photographs in these sculptures, we attempt to fill in the gaps between the individual images.

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We draw from our physical experiences to fill in missing time and space, both ephemeral and vague.

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In this series, I attempt to depict time and space as sensations shared by both viewer and artist.”, he continues.

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This works of arts are meant to bring to our attention moments that are underappreciated by us and which easily escape our eyes, like daily sunrises and sunsets.

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They make us realize how beautiful our world truly is.

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