Kohei Nawa is an artist, sculptor, and Assistant Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. His work is comprised of a variety of materials including beads, prisms, oil, glue. All of these help bring a surface awareness to the things he creates. Talk about an amazing exhibit of art.
By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by “a husk of light”, and the new vision “the cell of an image” (PixCell) is shown.
Most of the motifs, like stuffed animals are found through the internet. I search some auction sites and choose from the images which appear on a monitor as pixel. However, the stuffed animals which actually have been purchased and sent have real flesh feel and smell, and have a discrepancy with images on the monitor. I then transpose them to PixCell in turn.