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-popping layered installations composed of photos of the same landscape, which were shot during a long period of time and work. The pictures try and show the modest ecosystem and natural effects like quiet forests and beautiful 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 you are looking at a 3D-image, Nakanishi prints all the photographs on poly ( plexiglass ) acrylic and create layers from each sheet in a chronological order. After that he places the images aligned on a 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: nobuhironakanishi.com
These ultra cool layered photos are not only here to alter your perspective and experiment with space and time. The stereoscopic pics also poses a meditative quality if you will.
It makes the viewer experience time and meditate on the idea o change and the silent passing of life around us.
“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.
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.”, he continues.
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.
They make us realize how beautiful our world truly is.