“Surface only provides a record from recent events. Making critical judgments requires an understanding of what lies underneath. Addressing the landscape as subject, my work attempts to describe cross sections of history. I seek to slow down and take time for a deep level of investigation.” – Koichi Yamamoto
Wednesday, 14 November 14, 2012
12:15 - 1:15; VCUQatar, Room 268
Thursday, 15 November, 2012
12:15 - 1:15; VCUQatar, Room 277
Merging traditional and contemporary approaches to printmaking, Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee’s School of Art, Koichi Yamamoto has worked with metal engravings, large-scale relief and intaglio prints. His current work is in large-scale monotypes and exemplifies a contemporary, international aesthetic developed from his upbringing in Japan and his education in Europe and North America. His prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, atmosphere, light and history through various representations of landscape.
Yamamoto is a graduate of the University of Alberta and Pacific Northwest College of Art. He has also studied at the Bratislava Academy of Art and the Poznan Academy of Art. His work has been included in a number of recent juried print competitions including the Boston Printmakers, the 7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial Print Art in India and the Ljubljana International Printmaking Exhibition in Slovenia. Yamamoto’s prints are in the collections of University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Center in the Portland Art Museum and the University of Alberta Museum and Collection.