Kohei Nawa “Oracle”

Gyre Gallery

poster for Kohei Nawa “Oracle”

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Nawa is based in Kyoto out of his studio, Sandwich, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. As an homage to the Kamakura-Period sculpture Kasuga Shinroku Shari Zushi, he presents Trans-Sacred Deer (g/p_cloud_agyo) – also known as Shinroku – produced using woodcarving, urushi lacquer, and gold and platinum leaf techniques. This work is part of a project that Nawa has been developing for a few years, and aims to promote traditional crafts in Kyoto. The current pandemic made international travel problematic, but it mostly gave him the opportunity to spend time in the studio and work on a variety of new creations: this show reveals a selection of the pieces born from his last experimentations, including paintings in which he produced complex materiality and textures by combining multiple art media, paints, and oils, as well as new works using fog and UV lasers. The title of the exhibition,Oracle, is a reference to things that provide a divine revelation, divine will, and guidance.



from October 23, 2020 to January 31, 2021


Kohei Nawa



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