Kohei Nawa at his Recent Works exhibition at Pace Gallery, in Central, Hong Kong. “My ‘PixCell’ artworks explore humanity – the human sensibility – and how it is developed by technology,” the 43-year-odl Japanese artist says. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

How technology distorts nature: Kohei Nawa’s art for the information age – so tactile you want to feel it

  • Japanese artist’s stuffed animals encrusted in glass balls are a mesmerising commentary on society’s obsession with viewing the world in pixelated form
  • On display in his first solo Hong Kong show, the works and others, such as his throne made from blades, explore the contrasts between nature and artificiality
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Kohei Nawa at his Recent Works exhibition at Pace Gallery, in Central, Hong Kong. “My ‘PixCell’ artworks explore humanity – the human sensibility – and how it is developed by technology,” the 43-year-odl Japanese artist says. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Lauren James

Lauren James

Lauren James joined SCMP as part of the Young Post team in 2015, before moving to the Culture desk in 2017. Originally from the UK, she enjoys writing about arts and entertainment, environmental issues, health and fitness, technology and food. She is an avid gig-goer and passionate about Hong Kong's music scene.