Tell me what you want, what you really really want
ILIOS Festival, 1.-24.2.2018 Galleri NordNorge, Harstad
Kiyoshi Yamamoto (B. 1982) was born in Brazil by Japanese parents. He lives and workes in Bergen.
He received his master’s degree in art from Bergen Academy of the Arts in 2013 and has studied at the London College of Fashion and the Escola de Belas Arts in Rio de Janeiro. Yamamoto is represented in several collections, including KODE Museum in Bergen and the Norwegian Embassy in Brazil.
For many years, Yamamoto has been inspired by the German artist and textile designer Anni Albers (1899-1994), who through a lifelong career explored textiles in a minimalist and graphic design language. He sees no contradiction in the fact that something that is industrially produced can also be seen as art.
Common to Yamamoto’s works is that they appear as both exploratory and sensory, where different materials and shapes merge into a larger composition. Yamamoto works with both sculpture, Performance, tissue, fabric printing, and textile dyeing. Yamamoto’s art is constant research, and through the materials, he metaphorically expresses his attitudes. Yamamoto, in particular, explores the relationship between color and identity and the relationship between activism and material experimentation.