JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles and The Broad partnered to offer an exclusive talk and limited engagement preview by celebrated Japan House artist Kohei Nawa. Five of Nawa’s striking works were available to collect from February 28 – March 5 at The Shop at The Broad.
PixCell-Canary #5, 2017,
Photo by Japan House Los Angeles
Photo by Nobutada OMOTE | SANDWICH
Kohei Nawa was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1975 and now lives and works in Kyoto. He received his MFA, and PhD in Fine Arts from the Kyoto City University of Art. In addition to his work as an artist, Nawa is the founder and director of SANDWICH, a creative platform for contemporary art, design, and architecture projects, wh ich is currently developing the plan for Japan House Los Angeles retail and exhibition space. A master of material and surface, Nawa’s signature sculpture works transform taxidermied deer and other motifs, collected via the internet, through encapsulation in a myriad of glass spheres, or PixCells, a term he established combining the idea of a pixel, the smallest unit of a digital image, with that of a cell, the smallest structure of living matter.
Nawa’s “PixCell-Deer#24” is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection.