Nobuhiro Nakanishi is a Japanese born artist who has created, or you could say re-created, a truly stunning way of capturing and displaying some of nature’s most beautiful moments. These specific pieces are named Layered Drawings. Nakanishi uses a laser print to fix his photos onto plexiglass acrylic, giving the affect of having the image stuck onto glass and having the freedom of using the opacity of the material to play with the image. I believe the way in which Nobuhiro Nakanishi has displayed these images revitalises them and brings them to the viewer in such a new way its almost like nature itself and gives the feeling of seeing the moment in a new perspective and even immersive. Theres seems to be something really special about these images and it’s not just how they seem to effortlessly float in mid-air but the way in which it makes you take a second look at what he has actually captured.
A comment by Nobuhiro Nakanishi,
“The theme of my work is: the physical that permeates into the art piece. In a foggy landscape, we no longer see what we are usually able to see – the distance to the traffic light, the silhouette of the trees, the slope of the ground. Silhouettes, distance and horizontal sense all become vague. When we perceive this vagueness, the water inside the retina and skin dissolve outwardly toward the infinite space of the body surface. The landscape continues to flow, withholding us from grasping anything solid. By capturing spatial change and the infinite flow of time, I strive to produce art that creates movement between the artwork itself and the viewer’s experience of the artwork.”