Shinno Hiroshi

Cluster of Life -2021.6.2,Kyoto.Japan-

Synthetic resin, synthetic resin, piano wire

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The shapes and colours of the plants look stunning, as if someone has created them with an aesthetic sense. I create my work based on my daily observations of nature out of a curiosity to know how living organisms shape their own bodies and the natural order of things.

The work begins with the collection of natural objects, which are shaped, and resin molded to form specimens, which are then replicated and reconstructed into 'living things' that are different from the base organisms. The creation of this non-existent 'living thing' is not simply the creation of an imaginary creature, but a dialogue with nature to explore the universality of the forms that nature creates and to reveal the fundamental forms of life.

The "living things", which are the condensed and shaped forms of nature, not only reflect the local characteristics of the area where they were collected, but also contain memories that cannot be created by human hands, making them somehow feel lifelike.

Artist Profile

Shinno Hiroshi

1979 Born in Kyoto, Japan
2003 Graduated from Kyoto University of the Arts

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)