Nerhol, ‘Interview’, 2017, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2017
Nerhol, ‘Interview’, 2017, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2017

Courtesy of Yutaka Kikutake Gallery

Nerhol is an artist duo comprised of graphic designer Yoshihisa Tanaka (b. 1980) and sculptor Ryuta Iida (b. 1981). The collective’s name is a portmanteau of the terms for “kneading” (neru) and “sculpting” (horu) ideas. They are best known for their three-dimensional explorations of the photographic portrait, in which numerous images, shot in a three-minute span and capturing subtle movements of the subject, are then layered and carved to create an almost topographical representation. In this process, the artists blur the boundary between destruction and creation, addition and subtraction. Recipients of the Bacon Prize/Art Fair Tokyo 2013, Nerhol has had solo exhibitions at Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam (2015) and Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (2016).
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Signature: Signed on verso

About Nerhol

Japanese, based in Tokyo

Solo Shows

2018
Art and More Gallery, 
New York,
Nerhol - 3D Wall Sculptures as Unique Engraved Layers of Photography
2017
Art and More Gallery, 
New York,
The Inside Beauty of Nature - Wall Sculptures by Nerhol

Group Shows

2017
Art and More Gallery, 
New York,
From Jewellery to Mega Cities via the Beauty of Nature - Holiday Collection of Contemporary Japanese Art

Fair History on Artsy

2017
Art and More Gallery at Artexpo | New York 2017