The shapes and colors of the plants look stunning, as if they were created with an aesthetic sense. My work is inspired by my everyday observations of nature and my fascination with how living creatures shape their bodies and the natural order of things.
The work begins with a collection of natural materials, casts, and resin molded to make specimens, which are then replicated and reconstructed into 'living things' that are different from the original species. This non-existent 'living thing' is not simply the creation of an imaginary creature. It is a dialogue with nature, exploring the universality of the forms that nature creates and revealing the fundamental structures of life.
The "living things", the forms of nature condensed and given form, not only reflect the local characteristics of the area where they were found, but also contain memories that cannot be created by human hands, giving them somehow feel lifelike.
1979 Born in Kyoto, Japan
2008 Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2022 WUNDERKAMMER (YOD Gallery, Osaka)
2022 SHINNO, Hiroshi and NISHIZAWA, Ichiro -Creating Nature- (Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art, Aichi)
2017 Et la Nature et moi (Zui-Un-An, Kyoto)
2016 APMoA Project, ARCH vol.19 Hiroshi Shinno Solo Exhibitions (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi)
2014 Summer Vacation! Illustrated Book of Living Creatures (Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma)
YOD Gallery was established in 2008 with a mission to present a new sense of value and expression to and from Japan. It has been supporting local art scenes and emerging artists with new media, including video, photography, installation and others. It represents works sparing no effort or time in expression, which comprise Japanese aesthetic beauty, with a substantial concept and important messages to out modern society behind itself. It also supports overseas artists to stay at our artist residency, providing opportunities for them to experience the unique environment in Osaka city where tradition and leading-edge technologies and culture coexist.
Director: Ishigami Ryotaro
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