Kohei Nawa provides new visions with his sculptures

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Kohei Nawa is a Japanese artist from Osaka that likes to experiment with spheres of transparent glass, covering and absorbing various objects, from toys to stuffed animals.

Process that has a specific aim where, as the artist explains, "the existence of the object itself is replaced by 'a husk of light', and the new vision, 'the cell of an image,' is shown."
After graduating in sculpture he started his artistic career trying new forms of expression, for example by using glass marbles to resemble Mickey Mouse. Another of his inventions is the "endless water bubbles" that appear and disappear on the surface while projecting different images in a surreal white light. Kohei also worked with expanded polyurethane to create sculptures similar to nuclear mushrooms that fill part of the space and with some glue that he pours on the surface, once they dry up, he obtains what he considers both a work of sculpture and a drawing.

Most of the objects he uses are found on eBay, and even after all the artistic elaborations none of the material loses its characteristics, changing only our perception.
His latest art installation is called 'Foam' and it's the result of weeks of experimenting with detergents, glycerine and water to create sculptures with foam solid enough to maintain its shape and give the impression of clouds. The visitors of that exhibition are allowed to walk among the space because, as Nawa himself explains, "they should just feel like they're walking through clouds."
He's considered one of the most rising Asian artists working in contemporary art and has exhibited his work all over Asia and the United States.

His last exhibitions are shown at Sandwich, a renovated old sandwich factory in Kyoto, until the 16th of February 2014.