Sohei Nishino: Diorama Maps

30 Oct 2014 - 7 Jan 2015
  • 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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  • 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"

    "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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