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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Kohei Nawa

b. 1975, Japan

The young Japanese artist Nawa Kohei works with sculpture and space under the concept of 'cell'. His concept of 'cell' is a combination of the word 'pixel', which defines the degree of digital precision, and the biological word 'cell'. The representative works from his PixCell series are the sculptural works in which clear beads cover things like taxidermy animals and everyday objects. The surface of the objects covered in beads seems magnified and distorted due to the light being refracted off each bead, and each bead suggests a separate unit, like an individual cell.

Kohei Nawa has rapidly risen to prominence as a leading contemporary artist in Japan. Kohei Nawa received his BFA, MFA, and Ph.d. in Fine Arts from the Kyoto City University of Art, and is currently Assistant Professor in Department of Fine Art at Kyoto University, and the director of the platform SANDWISH, a production house for art, design and architecture.

Featured Artworks

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Velvet#10(R) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaVelvet#10(R), 2019 Mixed media
55.5 x 228.7 x 12.5 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Velvet#9(R) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaVelvet#9(R), 2019 Mixed media
156 x 229 x 14 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Throne(SiC/p_boy) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaThrone(SiC/p_boy), 2019 Mixed media
80 x 23.7 x 38.2 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Throne(p/g_boy) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaThrone(p/g_boy), 2019 Mixed media
80 x 23.7 x 38.2 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Throne(g/p_pyramid) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaThrone(g/p_pyramid), 2019 Mixed media
155.2 x 72.6 x 49.5 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Swell#6(Black SIC) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaSwell#6(Black SIC), 2019 Mixed media
100.8 x 223.4 x 19.6 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Spider(Black Sic_VESSEL) by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaSpider(Black Sic_VESSEL), 2017 Mixed media
103.7 x 137.1 x 87.4 cm
ARARIO GALLERY
Moment#108 by Kohei Nawa contemporary artwork
Kohei NawaMoment#108, 2019 Acrylic on paper
66.6 x 154.5 x 3.8 cm
ARARIO GALLERY

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Kohei Nawa, VESSEL at ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul
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20 March–21 July 2019 Kohei Nawa VESSEL ARARIO GALLERY, Seoul | Ryse Hotel
Contemporary art exhibition, Kohei Nawa, Biomatrix at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
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10 October–8 December 2018 Kohei Nawa Biomatrix SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Kohei Nawa, Force at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
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7 March–25 April 2015 Kohei Nawa Force SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo

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'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo Ocula Report 'Mission [Spacexart]: Beyond Cosmologies' And 'Chronicle 1995' At The Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 29 Jul 2014 : Annabel James for Ocula

Too many Tokyoites miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) altogether. Beyond both the Ueno museums and the network of newer art spaces in Roppongi, this institution of first-class exhibition facilities, a vast pubic art library and one of the most significant global collections of contemporary Japanese art takes you by surprise in Old...

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Japanese Art, on Its Own Terms Related Press Japanese Art, on Its Own Terms The New York Times : 30 October 2017

METZ, France — French and Japanese flags flap in tandem at the Pompidou Center here, hailing the fall program at this sister venue of the Paris museum of contemporary art. Its exhibitions include one about Japanese architecture from 1945 to the present day, and the recently opened Japanorama, a survey of Japan's contemporary art since 1970,...

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Top 10 Shows around Art Fair Tokyo 2015 Related Press Top 10 Shows around Art Fair Tokyo 2015 Blouin Artinfo : 20 March 2015

In town for Art Fair Tokyo and feeling overwhelmed by the rash of satellite events happening at the same time? Blouin Artinfo presents a list of top ten exhibitions and events happening around the fair that you shouldn’t miss.

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Japanese Art After 1989 Related Press Japanese Art After 1989 Asian Art Newspaper / 21 October 2014 : 22 November 2014

CHRONICILING THE art of the Heisei era, which commenced in 1989 with the ascension of Emperor Akihito, this exhibition features major works by artists including Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura, Daido Moriyama, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Yukinori Yanagi. The era coincides with the peak of the Japanese economic boom and...

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ASIA NOW 2018 || Yuko Hasegawa (Curator) and Kohei Nawa (Artist) Related Video & Audio ASIA NOW 2018 || Yuko Hasegawa (Curator) and Kohei Nawa (Artist) ASIA NOW : 22 November 2018

Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Kohei Nawa discuss the artist's recent sculptures and installations, including Throne, on view under the Louvre Pyramid until January 14, 2019.

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