In her works, Tomomi Nishizawa analyses current issues of social aesthetics from her own perspective under the motto "the way of beauty in our time".
She creates subtle works of art that often appear at first glance to be the usual perfect advertising images for beauty products, but on closer inspection reveal a tremendous power as allusions to the medical-industrial reproduction of beauty ideals.
There is, for example, a sculpture that combines the cold glow of syringes and make-up utensils, or a monumental sculpture that is a symbiosis of medical forceps with an eyelash curler, as well as other very impressive installation works.
Tomomi Nishizawa's concept is always "the state of beauty in our time". Since nowadays the concept of beauty is inseparable from medicine, Nishizawa questions the limits of the human body by intervening with artistic means on the level of form and concept.
Tomomi Nishizawa: Surface / medical stent, glass and brass / H 1000 mm, W 1700 mm, D 25 mm / 2020
Description: A dermapen needle (a tool used in skin regeneration medicine to puncture the skin) and a lipstick container are used.
Tomomi Nishizawa: Vascular Stent Necklace / inkjet print, aluminium mounted, frame / H 1535 mm, W 480 mm, D 480mm / 2020
This work consists of a medical stent of a coronary artery and is comparable to a necklace. In addition, the four-necked flask in the heart is comparable to the pendant of a necklace and hangs from a medical stent. The pedestal is designed like a jewellery showcase, this is also part of the work.
Tomomi Nishizawa: transdermal absorption / inkjet print, aluminium mounted, frame / H 1180 mm, W 1700 mm, D 25 mm / 2021
This image isn't CGI take pictures of the modelling. It is a fusion of a bottle of "Chanel perfume, no.5", and a Covid-19 vaccine. The perfume is something that adheres to the outside of the skin, while the vaccine is something that enters the body. In this work, the boundary between inside and outside overlaps.
Tomomi Nishizawa: Fibrin
Tomomi Nishizawa: Powder Brush
Tomomi Nishizawa: Golden Lift
Tomomi Nishizawa: MRI Scan Inside Head #02
Tomomi Nishizawa: Natural Make-Up
Tomomi Nishizawa: Chemical Reaction / inkjet print, acrylic mount / H 1180 mm, W 1700 mm, D 25 mm / 2020
Laboratory glassware is used to resemble the human internal organs. This image isn't Computer Graphics. It is made by post-processing laboratory glassware, ink, and dry ice.
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