Morio Nishimura "Sweet Rain - Wall Sculpture"

Taguchi Fine Art

poster for Morio Nishimura "Sweet Rain - Wall Sculpture"

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Born in Tokyo in 1960, Morio Nishimura now resides in Meerbusch, Germany. After graduating from Tama Art University in 1985, he moved to Germany as a DAAD student in 1991 and received the Meisterschueler from Gueter Ucker at the Art Academy in Dueseldorf in 1995. He studied religion and contemporary art at the department of culture and spiritual history at the art academy in Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz from 1998 to 1999 on a Japanese government overseas study program for artists, and subsequently stayed there as a lecturer for two and half years.

Installed here at his fifth one-person exhibition at taguchi fine art is a selection of works that Nishimura began to create after he emigrated to Germany and which he has continued to work on up until the present, titled "suesser Regen (sweet rain)". These works are wooden sculptures based on lotus leaf motifs. His way of making these sculptures is very unique: he first draws a plan, after which he saws plywood boards with contour lines according to the plan. Finally he piles those plywood boards and glues them together, obtaining smooth curves by planing down their edges.

[Image: "Sweet Rain-Wall Sculpture 29" (2005) wood, 58x8x12.5cm]



From 2011-05-11 To 2011-06-14


Morio Nishimura



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