Artist Blog

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Tomohiro Hanada – Unser Auto

Jun 29, 2019 - Sara Perovic

Tomohiro Hanada (1986) is a Japanese visual artist and photographer based in Berlin. He works with conceptual colorful narratives drawing ideas from everyday life and street photography. He is a graduate of Neue Schule Für Fotografie in Berlin and Omura Beauty Fashion College in Fukuoka, Japan. He has worked in New York and London as a designer’s assistant and stylist before he moved towards photography.


I wanted to show his work as I am obsessed with cars, too.


This is what he says about his project: ‘I walk around the city and look at cars parked alongside the road. They all reflect the same surroundings, yet depending on their color, shape or the angle you observe them from, or even their cleanliness, you discover a completely new mysterious world. A tree reflected in a brilliant red car looks like a painting of Japanese maple in autumn, but in an older car with a sharp angle, that same tree turns into abstract artwork, while the dust of a long unwashed car becomes part of the tree’s design. While reflected in the cars around, the world we live in feels simply a little bit bigger.’