Sachiyo Nishimura

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VIDEO: Sachiyo Nishimura talks about her use of simple graphic transformations to create her abstracted images.

VIDEO: Sachiyo Nishimura talks about her use of simple graphic transformations to create her abstracted images.

VIDEO: Sachiyo Nishimura talks about her use of simple graphic transformations to create her abstracted images.

Selected for the 2010 Magenta Foundation Annual, winner of the 2009 DLA Piper Award and chosen as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2008 Sachiyo Nishimura is an exciting young artist whose graphic reconstructions of the urban landscapes are attracting great attention.

Drawn to the visual language of industrialisation; power lines, train tracks and telecommunication cables, Sachiyo re-purposes these elements into a new abstracted landscape. Making her work in black and white she is constantly seeking to pair down the visual elements, taking us further from the real world contained in the original photograph and offering a highly graphic re-interpretation.

Sachiyo applies transformational operations to the original image, which she cuts into fragments and then using traditional photographic processes, such as simple crops, flips, rotations and overlays she methodically creates a photomontage. Even though the final image is abstracted from its original source it still somehow manages to remain familiar.

Born in Chile to Japanese parents, Sachiyo studied for her BA in Fine Art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and in 2007 moved to London to complete her MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins, London.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and her solo shows include "Landscapes: Intervals and Displacements at the Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff, 2009; "Cityscapes and Fictions" at the Galeria AMS, Santiago, Chile 2007; "Composition Schemes" Galeria AFA, Santiago, 2006 and "Landscape/Panorama; Out of Scale" at Galeria Animal, Santiago 2006.

She has also taken part in group shows at the Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London, 2009; Art on 5 Gallery, University of Essex, 2010; Liverpool Biennale 2008 and OXO Tower Gallery, London 2008.

Sachiyo currently lives and works in London.

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