Masao Yamamoto

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Masao Yamamoto
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Yamamoto in Moscow (2009)

Masao Yamamoto (山本昌男 Yamamoto Masao?, born 1957) is a Japanese freelance photographer known for his small photographs, which seek to individualize the photographic prints as objects.

Biography[edit]

Yamamoto was born in 1957 in Gamagori City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He began his art studies as a painter,[1] studying oil painting under Goro Saito in his native city. He presently uses photography to capture images evoking memories.[2] He blurs the border between painting and photography, by experimenting with printing surfaces. He dyes, tones (with tea), paints on, and tears his photographs. His subjects include still-lives, nudes, and landscapes. He also makes installation art with his small photographs to show how each print is part of a larger reality.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • é, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, 2005, Gallery Sincerite, Tyohashi, 2006; Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2006.[citation needed]
  • Installations, Hackelbury Fine Art, London; 2006[citation needed]
  • Nakazora, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, 2006; Nakazora Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, 2007; Quinzaine photographique Nantes, France, 2007.[citation needed]
  • Yamamoto Masao, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, 2007; PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, 2007; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, January 2008.[citation needed]
  • Kawa=Flow. Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York. September–October 2008;[3][dead link] PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR, 2009; Fifty One Fine art photography, Antwerp, Belgium, 2009; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, January 2011.[citation needed]

Publications[edit]

  • A box of Ku, USA: Nazraeli Press, 1998.
  • Nakazora. USA: Nazraeli Press, 2001.
  • The Path of Green Leaves. One Picture Book 16. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2002. ISBN 9781590050484. English and Japanese.
  • Santoka. Japan: Harunatsuakifuyu sousho, 2003.
  • Omizuao. USA: Nazraeli Press, 2003.
  • Small Things in Silence. Barcelona: RM, 2014. ISBN 9788415118831. With a text by Jacobo Siruela, "Nature's messenger = El mensajero de la naturaleza". Text in English and Spanish.
  • é. USA: Nazraeli Press, 2005.
  • Fujisan. One Picture Book 48. Portland, OR: Nazraeli Press, 2008. ISBN 9781590052235. Edition of 500 copies.
  • Yamamoto Masao. Prism Series Book 1. Cape Cod, MA:: 21st Editions, 2011. With a Text and a poem by John Wood.
  • 川KAWA=Flow. Japan: Kochuten Books, 2011.
  • Where we met. Belgium: Lannoo Publishers, 2011. A collaboration with Belgian drawer and painter Arpaïs Du Bois.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnett, Laura (20 May 2006). "Masao Yamamoto's 'Nakazora' series". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Art:Masao Yamamoto". The Portland Mercury. 5 December 2002. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "[1]" Re-Title.com

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