Aside from all the recent Fútbol excitement, one of my favorite artists, Yoskay Yamamoto, has an opening this Saturday, June 12th at LeBasse Projects in Culver City! It will be his first solo show in over a year so it will be interesting to see how his work has evolved. Here is the press release:
Yamamotoʼs previous exhibition focused on the artistsʼ external struggles and experiences while Familiar Strangers is inspired by a detachment from oneʼs inner self and the rediscovery of ones true nature. Yamamoto states: ʻI feel that I am always trying to fit in with others instead of finding or creating an environment that will naturally accept me as who I am. With the attempt and effort to fit in, I feel that we lose a sense of ourselves and become a familiar stranger within our own bodyʼ Using some of his iconic characters, Yamamoto adds new depth including a thematic use of flowers in the work. Flowers have been chosen because according to Yamamoto. ʻ…they carry the essence of growth, but also have such a fragile state.ʼ The cycle of growth, blossoming and decay echo the circular nature of his previous exhibitions.
The opening reception is from 7:00pm to 10:00pm and the show will run until July 3rd. Check him out!
Yoskay also did a recent interview with Shane of Studious Bison, so click through the link if you want to get to know him a little better: “I DRINK POTATO SHOCHU ON THE ROCKS”: A COLLECTED CONVERSATION WITH YOSKAY YAMAMOTO”