THOUGH his career spans across four decades, Minoru Nomata is one of Japan’s most underrated artists. Born in 1955, and raised in Meguro, Tokyo’s industrial district, Nomata grew up watching the cityscape around him evolve at a rapid pace as the economy boomed causing an explosion of buildings and modernity to enter the space.
Fascinated by the architectural bodies around him, the artist has become known for his aesthetic that places focuses on structural design and seeing the beauty in machinery. Continually creating his own infrastructures, and sometimes only focusing on them within a landscape, his creations always seem familiar and yet are just fragments of his imagination.
Now, for the first time, White Cube Hong Kong is showcasing Nomata’s work in first solo exhibition in Greater China. Titled UNBUILT, the pieces available to see will stretch from 1987 to 2020 seeing an evolution before your eyes.
by Imogen Clark
8 September – 13 November 2021
50 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong