1964 · Japan
Abstract Japanese artist Hideaki Yamanobe works within a simplified range of black and white. Within that seemingly limited range, Yamanobe can captivate the viewer through her rich study of texture and saturation.
Probing the bounds of the finite and infinite, Yamanobe’s art encourages the sensation that the viewer is not looking at her art but rather is looking through it. Smooth washes or layers of color often convey an ethereal quality that makes the viewer want to dive even deeper into her abstract spaces.
Born in Tokyo in 1964, Yamanobe studied at both the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music (from 1985 to 1991) and the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel (from 1991 to 1994), during which he also partook in an Asahi-Brewery Art Foundation artist residency in Germany (1993-1994). Splitting his time today between Düsseldorf and Tokyo, Yamanobe has enjoyed ample opportunity to showcase his art. Recent exhibitions of his work include those at Galerie Biesenbach in Cologne (2014 and 2017); HLP Galerie in Wesseling (2018); and Galerie Friedrich Müller in Frankfurt-am-Main (2019). Yamanobe’s work is also part of notable collections, including those of the Cologne Pola Art Foundation and Heilbronn The University Art Museum.
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