[15th -29th November 2019]
PRIVATE VIEW: 14th November 2019 Thu 18:00-20:00
After the successful solo exhibition in the UK (March 2017), Nobuyuki Kobayashi reintroduces the Japanese sense of beauty and the connection to nature through the brand new series of photography masterpieces.
He interprets the philosophy of Shintoism, which conveys a belief that gods dwell in all of the existing things – rocks, trees, mountains. Explaining the Japanese sense of beauty and the close and almost intimate connection to nature, he attempts to answer if such relationship still exists in the modern age.
A Japanese photographer who creates unique platinum palladium photography prints of nature, on Hosokawa Paper, a traditional Japanese Washi paper which is listed on the UNESCO world cultural heritage. Platinum printing is an old technique characterized by having the platinum lay on the surface of the paper while the final image is matte due to a deposit of platinum absorbed slightly into the paper. This gives a delicate and sophisticated finish to the photography. Because of the combination of the Washi paper and the platinum palladium process, Kobayashi’s photography prints can last for 1000 years.
Portrait of Nature (Vol.1) – VIMEO produced by augment5 Inc.
SUN by appointment (buyers only)
*The exhibition open until 16:00 on the final day
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*All the artworks will be for sale*