Sohei Nishino

  • MAST Foundation for Photography Grant 2018

    MAST Foundation for Photography Grant 2018

    CULT FRAME February 6, 2018

    La Fondazione MAST presenta la mostra dei finalisti del concorso GD4PhotoArt che dal 2018 diventa MAST FOUNDATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT on Industry and Work.

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  • Photo London: 5 images to buy at Michael Hoppen

    Photo London: 5 images to buy at Michael Hoppen

    L'OEIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE May 18, 2017

    The Eye of Photography asked the galleries exhibiting at Photo London to each present five photographs to be purchased. Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a selection of prints by Sarah Moon, Sohei Nishino and Nobuyoshi Araki.

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  • Cartophilia, in Two Exhibits at SFMOMA

    Cartophilia, in Two Exhibits at SFMOMA

    Jonathan Curiel, SF Weekly January 28, 2017

    In the maps that compose "New Work: Sohei Nishino," the tones don't quite match from one small piece to the next. The skies and seas in a scene have different fragments. A building is represented by separate panels, or by a single window instead of an entire structure. Like "Stillness in Motion - Cloud Cities," "New Work: Sohei Nishino" compels visitors to get close up and immerse themselves in each map's labyrinth.

     

    "Everyone has a map of certain cities in their minds, depending on their experiences," Nishino told SFMOMA for the exhibit. "That's what I'm trying to capture."

     

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  • NEW WORK: SOHEI NISHINO AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

    NEW WORK: SOHEI NISHINO AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

    Glen Helfand, Photograph December 23, 2016

    GPS technologies have seriously shifted our experience of place to something passively attuned to a computerized voice, allowing us to avoid the discoveries that come with getting productively lost.  Sohei Nishino’s...

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  • CRITIC's PICKS: Sohei Nishino

    CRITIC's PICKS: Sohei Nishino

    Kim Beil, ART FORUM December 22, 2016

    Each of Sohei Nishino’s photographic collages is a record of the artist’s interaction with a city. He spends weeks photographing on the streets and seeking out high vantage points from buildings or parks. Then he prints contact sheets, cuts out individual frames, and reassembles them into mural-size collages as large as six by seven feet, which are then re-photographed. The hallmarks of the “Diorama Maps,” 2004–, as the artist calls them, are their vertiginous shifts in perspective. From a distance they appear to

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  • Two Gorgeous Postwar to Present Day Japanese Photography Exhibits On View at SFMOMA

    Two Gorgeous Postwar to Present Day Japanese Photography Exhibits On View at SFMOMA

    SF Station online November 15, 2016

    Now through early next year, the newly expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) highlights Japanese photography in two exhibitions: Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now and New Work: Sohei Nishino. These exhibits celebrate the museum’s commitment to the profoundly important work made by Japanese photographers from the time of postwar renewal in the 1950’s to present day.

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  • 12 Photographers Selected as Finalists for Prix Pictet

    12 Photographers Selected as Finalists for Prix Pictet

    Bianca Silva, TIME LIGHTBOX November 10, 2016

    The works of Mandy Barker, Saskia Groneberg, Beate Guetschow, Rinko Kawauchi, Benny Lam, Richard Mosse, Wasif Munem, Sohei Nishino, Sergey Ponomarev, Thomas Ruff, Pavel Wolberg and Michael Wolf will be featured in an exhibition opening at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London on May 4, 2017.

     

    “The works presented for this edition of the Prix Pictet were of an exceptionally high standard,” said Sir David King, Chair of the Prix Pictet Space jury, in a statement.

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  • Cities like you've never seen them before: A Japanese artist's giant 'Diorama Maps'

    Cities like you've never seen them before: A Japanese artist's giant 'Diorama Maps'

    Liesl Bradner, LA Times November 6, 2016

    “He climbs up to rooftops and high floors of buildings to get a multifaceted bird’s-eye view,” curator Corey Keller said. “These vantage points give him an alternative perspective of the city.”

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  • The Sum of 10,000 Parts

    The Sum of 10,000 Parts

    Lauren Murrow, Modern luxury San Francisco online November 1, 2016

    Japanese artist Sohei Nishino has a novel method for creating his diorama maps: It involves a lot of blisters. For each of his commisions, Nishino flies into a new city and spends months wandering its streets armed with a camera, dozens of rolls of film, and a route-tracking GPS. Afterward, he travels back to Japan, prints contact sheets of his photos, and cuts out each shot by hand. The images are pasted together into a vertigo-inducing map comprising the architecture and residents of the city.

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  • These Surreal City Maps Are En Route to SFMOMA

    These Surreal City Maps Are En Route to SFMOMA

    Ian A. Stewart , Modern Luxury San Francisco online September 9, 2016

    Four thousand photos may not strike you as excessive in this iPhone age, but whew—get a load of Japanese artist Sohei Nishino’s “diorama maps” on display at SFMOMA this fall, including a new cartographical representation of San Francisco made specifically for the exhibit.

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  • Sohei Nishino: Cover image for FT Weekend

    Sohei Nishino: Cover image for FT Weekend

    FT Weekend, print July 24, 2016

    Sohei Nishino's Diorama Map London, 2010 was used as the cover image for FT Weekend, Life and Arts section.

     

    This piece is now sold out but other cities are available in two sizes. To see them up close and to observe their immense detail, arrange a viewing via email or using the number provided.

     

     

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  • In pictures: the W* photography desk's daily digest of visual inspiration

    In pictures: the W* photography desk's daily digest of visual inspiration

    Paula Erizanu, Wallpaper* April 13, 2016

    Sohei Nishino first discovered strolling as a spiritual experience when he went on a graduation trip, alone, with a tent and a camera. Ever since, he's been trying to recreate the peace he felt then, by walking for miles in every city he visits, taking about 10,000 photographs per project.

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  • Saatchi gallery: SELECTED WORKS BY SOHEI NISHINO

    Saatchi gallery: SELECTED WORKS BY SOHEI NISHINO

    William A Ewing, Saatchi Gallery

    If there were a presiding spirit over Nishino’s dioramas, it would have to be Italo Calvino’s Marco Polo, guiding us through Invisible Cities where the imagination takes over the job of urban planning from the rational architects and administrators. If anything, we are over-mapped today. Anyone with a screen can in a matter of seconds hone in on a country, a city, a street, a house, a doorway. It’s magic of a kind, I suppose, but then why does it so quickly wear off? Where is the wonder we feel when looking at medieval maps, when cartographers felt justified in filling terra incognita with imaginary islands and two headed-men?

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  • Sohei Nishino: The Artist Reinventing the City Map

    Sohei Nishino: The Artist Reinventing the City Map

    Jillian Levick, The Culture Trip December 14, 2014

    Sohei Nishino’s mosaic maps of international cities are making a bold and innovative splash at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. The artist, born in Osaka in 1982, has been creating his maps since graduating from Osaka University of the Arts in 2004, participating in exhibitions in both Japan and internationally. We discover more about this exhibition, entitled New Dioramas, and Nishino’s exploration of varying urban experiences across the world.

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  • MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY: SOHEI NISHINO

    MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY: SOHEI NISHINO

    Alan Knox, Hotshoe International Online November 26, 2014

    In a new exhibition of his ongoing series, Diorama Maps, Sohei Nishino manually collates thousands of individual images photographed from around the cities of Berlin, New Delhi, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Bern, all hand stitched from 35mm contact sheets and then re-photographed.

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  • Wandering Spirit

    Wandering Spirit

    Riddle Magazine November 24, 2014

    Sohei Nishino is a young, award-winning artist from Japan, represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. He creates images after six-weeks treks in various cities, methodically capturing images and cartographic notes along the way. 

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  • 'Sohei Nishino's intricate new works put world cities on the map'

    'Sohei Nishino's intricate new works put world cities on the map'

    Florence Waters, Wallpaper* magazine October 31, 2014

    If you haven't seen the world's cities as mapped by artist-cartographer Sohei Nishino, now's your chance. Nishino's highly detailed 'Dioramas', maps of some of the world's most diverse urban centres, from Tokyo to New York, were first shown in London in 2011 and amazed everyone from critics to children...

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  • 'Tales of the City'

    'Tales of the City'

    Mr CB Liddell, Mr Porter October 30, 2014

    You could say that Mr Sohei Nishino is Mr Baudelaire’s flâneur reborn with a camera in his hand. Like the Parisian stroller, the young Japanese photographic artist experiences the metropolis and records it, while also remaining detached. He then condenses the experience into unique photographic artworks. Then, when the relationship can go no further, he moves on to the next city. So far there are 17 notches on his proverbial camera strap, and seven of these “urban love affairs” will be on display at London’s Michael Hoppen Gallery...

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  • "Sohei Nishino's maps of the world"

    The Telegraph October 28, 2014 Go to article
  • Sohei Nishino

    Sohei Nishino

    TimeOut October 27, 2014

    Nishino’s latest Diorama Map series reconfigure cities including Berlin, New Delhi, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo into huge tableaux collages.

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  • Sohei Nishino's Diorama Maps

    Sohei Nishino's Diorama Maps

    Lara Ionescu, The List October 11, 2014

    Sohei Nishino, famously known for his meticulous city maps made by photos he takes while wondering the streets throughout several months. Nishino was born in Hyogo, Japan, but has found that his home is far away from it...

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  • Sohei Nishino: Constructing worlds

    Sohei Nishino: Constructing worlds

    Simon Bainbridge, BJP #7828 September 24, 2014

    We also feature Sohei Nishino, whose ‘Diorama Maps’ – made up of thousands of images of city streets and buildings – speak physically and metaphorically about the many layers of histories lived by their inhabitants. And we catch up with Herman van den Boom, whose Neighbours project focuses on a building classification that most architects would sniff at – the Belgian Double House, which might pitch classical pastiche next to the suburban moderne – but which the photographer argues is actually a symbol of tolerance: “When people with such frequently opposing taste and style manage to live together in this surreal harmony, one may see ignorance, but also a demonstration of tolerance, a surrealistic harmony.”

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  • Sohei Nishino: How the Diorama Map was made

    Sohei Nishino: How the Diorama Map was made

    The Telegraph January 28, 2011

    Watch as Sohei Nishino, exhibiting at Michael Hoppen this month, creates his fantastical map of London.

     

    Sohei Nishino is one of the rising gems of contemporary Japanese photography. Discovered in 2008 by Michael Hoppen, 28 year old Nishino’s extraordinary photographic dioramas, monumental in size, map out the artist’s personal impressions of the world’s major cities in several thousand intimate details.

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