The Inside Beauty of Nature - Wall Sculptures by Nerhol
The show presents unique wall sculptures by the Japanese artist duo Nerhol from the two series: Slicing the Onion and The Roadside Tree.
Both series are made of inkjet print stacks of carefully taken photos and then unique sculptures are created with a specific carving tool.
The artist duo Nerhol was born in 2007 from a chance encounter between Lida Ryuta, who creates sculptural works using paper and print media, and Tanaka Yoshihisa, who explores visual information as a graphic designer.
“Slicing the Onion” is an artwork series with motives of real onions – red and yellow – and the title giving is inspired by Günter Grass’ novel Peeling the Onion.
Stacks of inkjet prints created from photographs taken sequentially when slicing one specific onion at a time, so each photo then illustrates one layer in the slicing procedure. Each stack of inkjet prints is sculptured with a specific carving tool resulting in a kind of 3D image of the object – a meta onion.
“The Roadside Tree” is an artwork series with motives of a real log of wood from a large old tree that have grown at the side of a road in Tokyo and that newly was cut down.
Sculptures have been created with the same kind of procedure as with the onions. Stacks of inkjet prints created from photographs taken sequentially when cutting thin slices of the wood log, each photo illustrates one layer in the cutting procedure. Each stack of inkjet prints is sculptured with a specific carving tool resulting in a 3D image of the object – a meta wood log.