'Layer Drawing' Artworks by Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Osaka-based artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s ‘Layer Drawings‘ capture the accumulation of time as a sculpture. “By capturing spatial change and the infinite flow of time, I strive to produce art that creates movement between the artwork itself and the viewer’s experience of the artwork,” he says. With his series of what he calls “layered drawings,” for example, he begins by photographing such things as sunsets, foggy forests, or a burning candle over a period of time. Nakanishi then mounts his photographs onto clear acrylic panels, out of which he forms chronological, layered installations that effectively re-create these phenomena for viewers to experience, while highlighting the process of perception itself.

All images © Nobuhiro Nakanishi