Keisuke YAMAMOTO

Overview

Keisuke Yamamoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1979. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts (Sculpture Major) of Tokyo Zokei University in 2001, and earns his M.A. Degree from the Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University in 2003. In 2018, he continued to study at the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts, specializing in sculpture.
Exhibitions including “VOCA 2008” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan; 2009 “Winter Garden:The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, World Tour); 2014 “Nostalgia and Fantasy : Imagination and It’s Origins Contemporary Art” National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; 2018 “Takashi Murakami’s collection”, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan, etc. His works are collected by institutions such as The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Flowerman Collection; Olbricht Collection; Rubell Family Collection; The Japan Foundation, ect.

Keisuke Yamamoto once commented on his work, “I am very interested in the history of human creations and their creative impulses. With this in mind, I created sculptures and paintings that work in collaboration with one another.” For his works in recent years, he collected many ancient tools that have been forgotten and discarded, sensing, and pondering over the historical traces they hold, as well as the insignificance and fragility of human existence. Through the use of personification, familiar to the Japanese, on the interpretation of all things, these tools that were originally used for other purposes had been nurtured and presented into a new life with a primitive power and soul, where its historical significance had transformed and been enclosed within.

深いところから、青(From the Deep Side, Blue)/2020/wood, oil paint/31.2 x 29.1 x 5.4 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
Keisuke YAMAMOTO
From the Deep Side, Blue
wood, oil paint
31.2 x 29.1 x 5.4 cm
2020
©Keisuke Yamamoto, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
積み芋姫 Potato pile princess 2015 油彩與conte在畫布上 oil and conte on canvas h.33.5 x 24.5 cm
Keisuke YAMAMOTO
Potato pile princess)
oil and conte on canvas
h.33.5 x 24.5 cm
2015
©Keisuke Yamamoto, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery
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