Kozo NISHINO 「Floating: in the Air」

Kozo NISHINO 「Floating: in the Air」

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art is pleased to announce to hold a solo show of Kozo Nishino, “Floating: in the air”.

Kozo Nishino (1951-) is a sculptor who creates light and dynamic structure of complex design using  titanium. The works are placed outdoors and change their form according to the winds or people’s movements, giving deep impression on the viewers with their appearances changeable to the landscapes. 

Nishino ‘s form is inspired by the minute observation of the nature. In the process of realizing it, computing for the structure and adjust the material and dialogue with the material to make bend for the form are inevitable. The creating itself forthright artist is as if he stole the invisible in his memories to free it. The natural movements like the clouds or mists are reflected on these works so that we feel the bonds with the existence of the universe.

The exhibition “Floating: in the air” is a challenge for this artist whose major stage is open air, because the exhibits are to be placed in a closed space like a gallery or a museum. It will take on a new expression.

He wishes to express the world that one can sense the vibration of the universe and the continuation from the sky to the space. Controlling the gravity, the artist hopes for the viewers to feel by the five senses. The exhibition should be another start of his new pursuit.

This will be his first solo show in Kobe. We hope you will experience the adventure to the free air like Nishino expresses his childhood longing to the sky, the awe to the universe beyond and the wish to dive into that vast air. 


★ Opening Reception will be held on 7th September, 17-19:00 with the artist.



【Selected solo Exhibitions】
1986Gallery 16, Kyoto
1992Spiral Garden, Tokyo
1997Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama
2000INAX Gallery, Tokyo
2004ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2011INAX Gallery, Tokyo
2014LIXIL Gallery, Tokyo
2014ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2020Art Court Gallery, Osaka
2019Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Hyogo
2021CADAN Yuraku-cho, Tokyo
2021Gallery Yamaki FIne Art, Kobe

【Selected Group Exhibitions】
1989Setoda Biennale, Setoda, Hiroshima Contemporary Figurative Arts 6, Museum of Fine Arts Gifu Contemporary Japan Sculpture Exhibition, Ube, Yamaguchi
1992Urban Index – Contemporary Sculpture and Environment- Exhibition,Takashimaya Department store, Tokyo
1992Tokyo Art Expo, Tokyo International Convention Center
1996Art is Fun 7 IN/OUT, HARA Museum Ark, Gunma
2000Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2000, Kawanishi, Nigata
2001GIMPO International Open-air Sculpture Exhibition, Gimpo, Korea
2005Contemporary Japan Sculpture Exhibition, Ube, Yamaguchi
2008Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
2009Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
2012Reactivation–Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2015Kyoto Fine Arts and Cultural Award Memorial Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto
2015ART TAIPEI, Taipei, Taiwan
2017Port City Kobe Art Festival, Hyogo
2020ACG Window Gallery: Hitoshi Nakazato x Kozo Nishino, Art Court Gallery, Osaka

1990Open-air Sculpture Exhibition of Odawara Castle, Grand Prix
1995AACA Award, Special award
19971997 The 17th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Mainichi Newspapers Award
2001Nakahara Teijiro Award
2002Nagano City Sculpture Award
2011Hongo Shin Award
2014Kyoto Arts and Culture Award
2019Person of Cultural Merit of Kyoto City
【Artist Information】

SessionSat. Sep 7, 2019 - Sat. Oct 12, 2019 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00 [-17:00 on the last day]
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
ContactTEL: 078-391-1666  FAX : 078-391-1667  MAIL: info@gyfa.co.jp
AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)