'DIORAMA OF TOKYO', 2009
Pigment print, flush-mounted to aluminium. Singed in black ink with the artist's stamp in red ink on a label bearing information about the work in facsimile and with a gallery label affixed to the back of the frame. Edition 2/5.
Image 136.5 x 136.5 cm (53¾ x 53¾ in.);
frame 146 x 146 cm (57½ x 57½ in.)
This light jet print on kodak coloured paper is in overall excellent condition and beautifully framed.
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Private collection, UK
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
Sohei Nishino began working on his Diorama Map series in 2004. As of 2018, he has created twenty maps of different cities around the world. This documentation of urban landscapes was a result of his interest in the understanding and experiencing of a city. The dioramas are not to be taken as a true representation of the city plan, but rather an interpretation of it through a single individual’s eyes. He walks tirelessly through the metropolis, film camera in hand, capturing fragmentary views which he then combines in accordance to his memories. He later arranges the analogue shots into a map that portrays all the singular aspects of the place, resulting in limited edition prints of each city, such as this Diorama of Tokyo.