Akihiro Boujoh

Utrecht, the Netherlands

My three/two-dimensional work encompasses sculpture, installation, and photography to explore the emerging chasm between nature, environment, and man-kind in everyday life. We seem to ignore - or perhaps we do not recognise - that nature, environment and man-kind are intricately intertwined in the same moment. To discover it, we may need to look both at the surface and at the very depths of our internal, individual interpretation. We have to live with nature but also live in nature. The aim of my work is to question how we perceive nature in and through man-made structures and vice versa.

My practice concentrates on working with natural materials which included biotic and abiotic components and man-made materials. In a collection of works, I focussed on the longevity of organic and man-made materials. The works are expected to change their form through growth and decay and also expected to be moved by wind, temperature and light. The central element of the works is flowing time. //