Galerie Maubert


Atsunobu Kohira, Solo Show

May 12th - June 11th 2016

When eyes are closed, flowers dance.

Everything sleeps after the dance, even the sky.

Our ancestors are awake now.

When eyes are open, mirages appear.

Atsunobu Kohira


Time has always determined Kohira’s artwork, in which it decelerates for greater proximity to the velocity of matter, which can be incredibly slow, but never ceases to exist. Matter evolves over hundreds and thousands of years, in cycles intrinsic to its grand metamorphoses. Matter decomposes, regenerates, concentrates, explodes, or transmutes into coal, energy, and carbon dioxide. It changes and transforms. It lives. “The entire ecosystem is of interest to me,” says Atsunobu Kohira.