Posts Tagged ‘timelessness

10
Jan
12

Hiro Yamagata : ‘Transient’ Series (Mixed Media)

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This new series, Transient, is a tour de force that celebrates the cosmic dance between tectonic forces and frail temporal overlays in a dizzying and cinematic symphony of monotones. This series ensures this kaleidoscopic artist will maintain his place at the forefront of the visual avant garde. [Ex – Bill Lowe]

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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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‘Transient’ Series
Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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Hiro Yamagata
Mixed Media
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Japanese-American artist Hiro Yamagata marks a dramatic shift in aesthetic in his new series titled Transient. Known through the eighties and nineties as a master of Pop spectacle, Yamagata transforms his passion for dialogue between macrocosmic and microcosmic considerations into a distinctly new pictorial domain. The result is a profoundly introspective examination of the collective and individual psychic template. This interface is depicted in hauntingly beautiful works done in black and white on hand-made rice paper attached to canvas. Often monumental in scale, these works convey a sense of timelessness and impart an isolation that is both compelling and forbidding. This series speaks to the issue of time, place and perspective while its elements insinuate an unfolding apocalyptic splendor which lies just beneath or above our dimension. A global force in contemporary art for over thirty years, Yamagata stakes a claim in new philosophical terrain with this historic series of somber abstractions. The work calls upon his rich heritage and imbues it with his visionary grasp of the metaphysical and the spiritual. He couples this with an exacting mastery of technique and media to great theatrical effect. BL

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Hiro Yamagata : Website

Hiro Yamagata : Bill Lowe Gallery

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30
Sep
10

Renato D’Agostin : Tokyo Untitled (Photography Series)

Renato’s photographs are deeply rooted in the classic elements that make up his medium. Light and shadow are fused by extreme angles and the compression of space and timelessness. His images are painterly abstracts, sketches of a place that are sometimes unrecognizable, recontexturealized as shape, form and an interaction, a push and pull between negative and positive spaces. [R.S.Gallery]

Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo Untitled No. 38
Silver Gelatin Print
2008

Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo Untitled No. 2
Silver Gelatin Print
2008

Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo Untitled No. 36
Silver Gelatin Print
2008

Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo Untitled No. 16
Silver Gelatin Print
2008

Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo Untitled No. 9
Silver Gelatin Print
2008

Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo Untitled No. 8
Silver Gelatin Print
2008

“In 2007, I turned my attention to Japanese photography, which inspired me to explore what my point of view could be in a city so far from the world that had always surrounded me, but so close to the photographic imagery towards which I was addressing my attention. Longing to break the unconscious, immediate and easy processes of the known and the predictable, I traveled to Tokyo for the first time. I was immediately struck by a sense of disorientation and an inability to quickly locate my own position within the geography of the city.

My lack of precise references to the external world created in me feelings of isolation and detachment from my previously known realities. I was bewitched by the essential and monochromatic geometric forms, so delicate and precise, of the experience of street life, where these forms cause sounds to fall into a deep silence, muffling the interaction between architecture and human figures. I was impelled toward a quest for the unseen, for details and hidden elements. My perception of this outside world lost all sense of time, revealing an essence described by a language of the surreal and the abstract.

I later returned to Tokyo to repeat the experience. Guided by the same quest, but with a greater awareness of the cultural separation, I let isolation become introspection. I sought to recreate this world that belonged to me, as it is reflected by the city’s reality, while appropriating images and moments that delineate the “me” within its boundaries. It’s become my Tokyo. These works represents a visual record of my journey and its invisible elements diluted in visible everyday life.”

[Extract : Renato D’Agostin : Tokyo Untitled]

Tokyo Unlimited : Video

Renato D’Agostin : Website

Renato D’Agostin : Randall Scott Gallery




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