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Paramodel

Date: 2015-01-05 Category:
Paramodel is an “art unit” formed in 2001 by Yasuhiko Hayashi (2001 Fine Art graduate from the Kyoto City University of Arts) and Yusuke Nakano (a Nihonga [Japanese-style painting] graduate from the same university). Their title comes from the combination of the words, “Paradise” and “model”, and the fusion of these two concepts is essentially the launching point of their creations. Although the unique talents and interests of these two individuals hardly ever intersect, they manage to work in parallel towards the same vision of constructing intricate models of Paradise using toy parts, like plastic train tracks and mini-cars. Engaging in this poetic, yet paradoxical practice of remodeling paradise, this art unit presents their visions in a variety of media, including installation, objets, animations, painting, sculpture, and photography.
Education
2001 Yasuhiko Hayashi graduated from Planning design department,Faculty of fine arts in Kyoto city university of arts.
2002 Yusuke Nakano completed Master course of Japanese painting in Kyoto city university of arts Fine-arts graduate course Pictures speciality.
Awards
2008 Sakuya-kono-hana prize (Art department (Contemporary art) / Osaka)
Collection
Takahashi Collection
The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama
Nishinomiya Otani commemoration art museum
The JAPIGOZZI Collection

Gallery
Mori Yu Gallery

Exhibition Images

Exibition view of "Between Site & Space," 2009

Installation view of "KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia," 2008

Installation view of “KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia,” 2008

        Installation view of ”KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia,” 2008 © paramodel / photo : paramodel

Installation view of ”KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia,” 2008 © paramodel / photo : paramodel

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