Mesmerizing Layered Landscapes Reflect on Time and Space

Japanese artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi’s Layer Drawings series continues to explore time, space, and memory by exhibiting the gradation of the sky and varied environments as layered installations. Like his past works, the transcendent sequence of frames present captured moments that would otherwise be lost as a distant memory, regretfully gone unnoticed in life. They display a succession of inkjet printed photographs on plexiglass acrylic that represent moments that are underappreciated and easily escape our attention like daily sunrises and sunsets.

Placed in chronological order, each mounted image serves as a piece of the final product. Nakanishi leaves gaps in between each panel, inviting viewers to reflect and fill them in with their own memories. The artist’s pieces offer a unique, multi-dimensional view of time that allows the viewer to take in each sculptural mixed media installation from multiple perspectives. In a way, he is allotting time to moments that have been overlooked in the past, though it leads one to wonder what they may be failing to notice while taking in the art.

Nobuhiro Nakanishi website
Photos via Galerie Kashya Hildebrand

January 24, 2017

Delicate and Dreamy Pastel Tattoos Are a Whimsical Way to Adorn the Skin

Hong Kong-based artist Mini Lau designs and creates wonderfully whimsical pastel tattoos. Delicately drawn with fine lines and candy-colored ink, each tiny illustration adorns the skin in a subtle yet striking manner reminiscent of a storybook. Lau is one of the three artists that make up Hello Tattoo, a shop that specializes in a range of styles, from tribal tattoos to mandala-inspired pieces. Lau’s aesthetic is categorized as Korean, a genre renowned for its tiny tattoos featuring watercolor-like shading.

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January 23, 2017

Compassionate Villagers Knit Giant Sweaters to Keep Rescue Elephants Warm

Thanks to some compassionate craftspeople, the rescue elephants living at the Wildlife SOS Conservation and Care Center in Mathura, India have been extra cozy during a recent bout of cold weather. In order to keep the pachyderms—who, prior to taking up residence at the sanctuary, tragically suffered neglect, abuse, and exploitation—happy and healthy, the villagers have dedicated their time to knitting colorful and colossal elephant sweaters.

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