Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sohei Nishino at AIPAD

One of my favorite finds at AIPAD this year was the Japanese artist Sohei Nishino. These large collages are made from hundreds of photos taken over a period of time at the location, then they are put together in a giant collage. They reminded me of early maps, with perspective flattened and liberties taken with dimension and scale. I'm also reminded of the kinds of whimsical art you find in children's books. Hope you get a chance to see it. Look in the London based Michael Hoppen Gallery booth at AIPAD.

Above is "Diorama Map, Istanbul" October 2010 - January 2011

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