Lot  227 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2023 Taipei

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2023 Taipei


Kohei NAWA (Japanese, 1975)


Mixed media, edition no. 6/10

72.6 (L) x 49.5 (W) x 155.2 (H) cm


TWD 7,500,000-8,500,000

HKD 1,829,000-2,073,000

USD 234,500-265,800

CNY 1,712,000-1,941,000

Sold Price


"When I create, I will diligently ponder and feel the relationship between mankind and the ecosystem. Human beings surely cannot represent the entire world. When engaging in any activity, nature should be the one who provides guidance." - Kohei Nawa. Kohei Nawa, who is considered one of the most popular artists in Japanese contemporary art, uses sculpture as themain creative form of his works. His most famous "PixCell" sculpture series explores the relationship between cells and surfaces, employing media that is so unique in modern society, such as glass beads, resins and melt glues etc. in his creation of deformed sculptures. Nawa Kohei is also actively engaged in other creative forms such as video, and has also collaborated with fashion brands such as Hermès and Agnès. b. Since Japan's Meiji Restoration in the 19th century, Japan, which has opened its doors and actively embraced foreign civilizations, has also exported its own culture to the Western world. To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between France and Japan and the 150th anniversary of Japan's Meiji Era, Paris has held many well designed Japanese cultural themed exhibitions in 2018-19. In 2018, the Louvre and Japan Foundation in France jointly organized "Japonisme 2018: Souls in Harmony ", which is one of the important events of the exhibition season. The Louvre displayed the work "Throne" by Kohei Nawa in the underground hall of the pyramid. The design is inspired by traditional Asian religious rituals. The golden throne floats like an emperor in the center of the pyramid, triggering viewers to think about the system of power. The transparent pyramid sparkles under the sunlight. The design is completed by 3D printing, lacquer art and gold foil technology, combining both Japanese traditional culture and modern technology. Exhibited in the Louvre Pyramid, even more so is a representative symbol of civilization. From ancient civilization to contemporary art, it allows the audience to reflect on the infinite possibilities of art. Absolutely stunning is the artist's exploration and transcendence of culture, boundaries and forms, which demonstrates Kohei Nawa's ability to constantly breakthrough himself.
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Modern & Contemporary Art

Ravenel Autumn Auction 2023 Taipei

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 2:00pm