When Gravity Fails (5 pics)

Gravity, or the lack thereof, plays an interesting role in this series by Japanese collective Nam. Originally established by graphic designer Takayuki Nakazawa and photographer Hiroshi Manaka, there are currently over ten artists from various backgrounds in the the group. Together, they seek to push the boundaries in the world of visual arts, as they explore their theme — “Fantasy in Life.” “Our work is a blend of both graphic design and photography,” says Nakazawa. “We don't regulate ourselves with any genres or expression methods because we want to challenge various methodologies. We generally make images with fantastic atmospheres.” “Tokyo may seem like an energetic city with loads of information to take in, however it seems to me that in Tokyo nothing is actually happening because the energy in the city has very few ways to get out – there's no dynamic circulation,” adds Nakazawa. “This is why I thought it would be interesting to express fantastic worlds by using spaces in Tokyo, an uninteresting venue, and banal objects. It is a little paradoxical, but Tokyo is an important city for us and our work in that way.”

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