Sachiyo Nishimura

There are certain spaces and objects within cityscapes that have become almost imperceptible to the casual viewer. These objects – such as public wiring between rail and tram routes- coexist with us anonymously, unrelated to any particular local identity, looking similar to each other regardless of their specific location. Nishimura’s work proposes a mathematical re- composition of these urban objects, using mixed graphic- manipulation operations that are based on arbitrary mathematical formulae of the artists design, and then extended on a photomontage that sets out a reconstruction of a piece of urban space. By doing this, the artist puts forward another version of the cityscape that is more complex and thought provoking than the real referent image.


Nishimura is currently living and working in London. She completed her BA in Fine Arts at Universidad Católica de Chile in 2001, and later in 2002 she attended professional courses on photography at Grisart and IDEP, both schools in Barcelona, Spain. In 2007 she moved to London to complete her MA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UKDuring the past 12 years she has participated in exhibitions in Chile and in the UK, both group and solo shows and has undertaken both public and private commissionsNishimura work was selected and exhibited on Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008, Liverpool Biennial and London, and she was awarded the first prize at the DLA Piper Art Award 2009, London and received the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award 2011, London; and has exhibited recently in 2013 at the Architectural Association and Anise Gallery, London.

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