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Osamu Yokoyama

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Thu, 7th September - Sat, 16th September, 2017

Gallery closed Sun/Mon, Open 11:00am ~ 6:00pm
Final day closes at 4:00pm

A LIGHT HOUSE CALLED KANATA A LIGHT HOUSE CALLED KANATA

The aesthetics enshrined within the material of bamboo – its lustre, strength and resilience, represent the foundations of Japanese beauty, cherished for centuries on this island nation in the world of tea and in the daily rhythms of everyday life. Yet at the same time, bamboo has come to symbolise the very persona of Japan and the Japanese people, who have endured with steadfast resilience the hardships borne from both human and natural disasters. Bamboo, however, is not simply a material suited for the creation of traditional arts and crafts. Rather, a new generation of artists have wielded the material with a new-found vigour, breathing life into its unique textures as a compelling material within contemporary art. The young Osamu Yokoyama is one such artist, who finds within bamboo an ideal material for self-expression. For it is within its bends and curves, its ability to be cut, bound and stretched to its limits, that one can find the meandering, ethereal and poignant vicissitudes of life itself. To capture a beauty unable to be expressed by other means, Yokoyama viscerally wields bamboo with the resolute urgency of now.

Wahei Aoyama, Yufuku Gallery

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