Skulpturenpark Köln

KölnSkulptur 4 - 2007-2009
Participating artists
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Tatzu Nishi
Tatzu Nishi
Fuji-San, 2006/07
styrofoam, MDF (medium density fibreboard), epoxy resin, polyester, paint, clear varnish

Luis Campaña Galerie, Cologne and Michael Janssen Galerie, Cologne
represented at KölnSkulptur 4
Tatzu Nishi aka Tazro Nishino aka Tatsurou Bashi (b.1960 in Nagoya/ Japan) works in Cologne. His installations are always site specific, employing street furniture such as lamp posts, monuments, or, as was the case at Basel Minister, a weathercock. With enormous effort and the aid of containers the artist constructs completely authentic-looking, walk-in architectural replicas of living rooms, kitchens or hotel bedrooms around an item of street furniture - occasionally at dizzy heights. This manipulative recontextualisation quotes and ironises architectural realities, and in this way creates thoroughly typical spatial feelings divorced from their normal perceptual context.