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Kohei Nawa, Ether#29, 2017, aluminum and paint, 2,180 mm × 446 mm × 446 mm (85-13/16" × 17-9/16" × 17-9/16") © Kohei Nawa

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1975, Osaka, Japan

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Kohei Nawa is a multidisciplinary artist whose diverse practice explores the perception of virtual and physical space and examines the relationship between nature and artificiality, and between the individual and the whole, illustrating how parts aggregate together, like cells, to create complex and dynamic structures.

Notable solo exhibitions include: L_B_S at Ginza Maison Hermes, Tokyo (2009); Synthesis at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2011); SCULPTURE GARDEN at Kirishima Open-air Art Museum, Kagoshima, (2013); and Throne on view as part of the Japonisms 2018: les âmes en resonance at the Musée du Louvre, Paris (2018). He has participated in the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, 2009; the 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010 (Grand Prize winner); Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Japan, 2013, amongst others. Nawa is currently an Associate Professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design.

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Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer#46, 2016, mixed media, 209.3 cm × 150 cm × 150 cm (82-3/8" × 59-1/16" × 59-1/16") © Kohei Nawa

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Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Double Deer#9, 2016, mixed media, 158 cm × 90 cm × 63.3 cm (62-3/16" × 35-7/16" × 24-15/16") © Kohei Nawa