From a drowning accident in NISHIO’s boyhood, the absolute necessary element of life troubled him.
The solution he came up with in order to escape the horror of water was to ‘become a fish’.
If one is capable of gill breathing, the connection between water and death will be untied.
NISHIO’s third solo exhibition at YAMAMOTO GENDAI includes his newest three-dimensional pieces
－ the ‘Mermaids’. Rather than resembling something realistic, NISHIO presents us an evolutionistic
process of humanity becoming aquatic.