Art Installation's Time-Lapsed Landscapes Collapse Time & Change in Nature

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A byproduct of the non-sustainable, modern lifestyle means that humans now often perceive things in the short term, disconnected from an overall sense of continuity and change, something that nature exemplifies best.

Taking this limited aspect of modern human perception in mind, Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s "Layered Drawings" is presented as a series of static photographic scenes, put one after another in sequences that string together a story about natural change we can understand visually and simultaneously.

Nakanishi photographs landscapes and objects over time, then laser prints and mounts these images on acrylic sheets set in one row.

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© Galerie Kashya Hildebrand
© Galerie Kashya Hildebrand

He layers them in installations that allows each photo to be perceived individually and as a whole, thus collapsing time and change into a singular experience that viewers can enjoy indoors in lieu of the real thing.

In addition to horizontal compositions, Nakanishi also constructs sinuous layered curves of his images, allowing viewers to get different viewpoints of the same story.

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© Galerie Kashya Hildebrand

Nakanishi's circular arrangement of these landscape photos also suggest a different concept about time itself: that all these changes happen not linearly, but are part of timeless cycles that spiral in upon themselves, were it not for us to stand at some center of existence to witness and mark the passing seasons.

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Truly beautiful work: more information and images of Nobuhiro Nakanishi's works at Galerie Kashya Hildebrand.

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