Minoru Nomata - Elements
April 2013
By Minoru Nomata


Minoru Nomata produces images of imaginary buildings. His works express a unique formal imagination, lending the precise, fantastical architectural forms a strong sense of presence, despite being located in an apparent nowhere landscape, and reveal the artists proclivity for the mechanical forms of modern industry and building. The collection of drawings presented here originated from an offer to illustrate weekly social columns in a newspaper, with the stipulation that they be square. Later, the small pictures came to be impacted by the tsunami and its aftermath inspiration returned to the building blocks of architecture, transcending real time and space.