Hiroyuki Hamada : Sculpture


hiroyuki hamada
38 x 36 x 1.75 in
1998 – 2001

hiroyuki hamada
28.5 x 4.5 in
1997 – 1998

hiroyuki hamada
20 x 25 x 25 in
2002 – 2005

hiroyuki hamada
36 x 12 in
1998 – 2002

hiroyuki hamada
34 x 11 in
2003 – 2005

hiroyuki hamada
38 x 14.5 in
2005 – 2008

hiroyuki hamada
44 x 24 x 12.5 in
2005 – 2008


Hiroyuki Hamada received his initial training as a painter and as such, the integration of form and surface are paramount to his process. He begins each sculpture by making a foam and wood core, builds it up with burlap and plaster, and finally applies a combination of enamel, oil, plaster, resin, tar, and wax to create an austere and mysterious finish.

His underlying forms imply a deep connection with the geometry of nature, but they remain non-representational. Basic shapes such as the circle, ellipse, and square are gently stretched and torqued under his hand. Hamada favors a limited palette, but he nonetheless conveys myriad ideas, objects, and emotional tones. It is perhaps one’s inability to “place” each work that makes it so richly allusive.

Indeed, Hamada’s sculpture may connote an archeological relic, a futuristic spaceship, or the microscopic worlds of cells and molecules, but these are the viewer’s personal speculations, not the artist’s deliberate intentions. The absence of descriptive titles – each work is numbered rather than titled – both frustrates and encourages these open interpretations. [Extract : Hiroyuki Hamada Blog]


Hiroyuki Hamada : Website


1 Response to “Hiroyuki Hamada : Sculpture”

  1. October 6, 2011 at 1:18 am

    This artist is something special. Thanks so much for introducing him.

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