2017 / Kohei Nawa’s works are on view and available for sale at The Broad’s gift shop until Sunday, Mar. 5

Kohei Nawa’s “PixCell – Canary” is displayed at The Broad art museum’s gift shop for sale. (Cultural News Photo)

Through the arrangement of Japan House Los Angeles, three artworks by famous contemporary artist Kohei Nawa are displayed at the gift shop area of The Broad art museum in Downtown Los Angeles until Sunday, March 5.

The displayed Nawa’s artworks include PixCell – Canary, Villus – Toy – Goku, Villus – Toy – Vegeta, and Spider. All artworks are subjects for sale.

The Broad is located at 221 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. www.thebroad.org

The entrance to the gift shop of The Broad is located on Grand Ave, and open to the public.

Kohei Nawa was born in Osaka in 1975, and now lives and works in Kyoto. He received his MFA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Kyoto City University of Art.

In addition to his work as an artist, Nawa is the founder and director of SANDWICH, a creative platform for contemporary art, design, and architecture projects, which is currently developing the plan for Japan House Los Angeles’ retail and exhibition space.

A master of material and surface, Nawa’s signature sculpture works transform taxidermied deer and other motifs, collected via the internet, through encapsulation in a myriad of glass spheres, or PixCells: a term he established combining the idea of a pixel, the smallest unit of a digital image, with that of a cell, the smallest structure of living matter.

In New York, Nawa’s “PixCell – Deer #24” is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s permanent collection.