Kazuki Nishinaga was born in 1993 in Tokyo, graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Musashino Art University (Tokyo) with a Bachelor of Arts in 2016. He currently lives in London and is studying MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of... Read More
Kazuki Nishinaga was born in 1993 in Tokyo, graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Musashino Art University (Tokyo) with a Bachelor of Arts in 2016. He currently lives in London and is studying MFA Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art as a 47th The Ezoe Memorial Foundation scholarship student. Kazuki Nishinaga works mainly in the field of sculpture, considering the human’s primordial activity which is to understand the world. Although he is aware the notion of “sculpture” can be seen as outdated within a contemporary context, he is still strongly interested in this term and those ideas which relate to it, such as three-dimensionality, durability, gravity and materiality. The tradition of sculpture, which is a sense of making by hands, plays a significant role in his practice. Nishinaga positions sculpture among those activities which consider a structure of the universe such as science and philosophy. He explores the potential of sculpture and how to materialise armchair imagination, using a variety of approaches including traditional wood carving and the making of machines. His works aim to give both the joy of craft and intellectual stimulation. He held solo exhibitions; Sculpting Machine, Gallery Madogiwa, Tokyo (Japan) 2017; and Asteroid’, Workshop 53, London (UK) 2018. Selected group exhibitions include See Śūnyatā in a void, Gallery LEDECO, Tokyo (Japan) 2014; Musashino Art University Degree Show, Musashino Art University, Tokyo (Japan) 2016.He participated in the research project of Robert Smithson and made a presentation as a member at Afterthought Enantiomorphic Chambers #3, which was a part of the art event railroad siding 2015, Tokorozawa (Japan) 2015.