Keisuke Yamamoto

  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 菌太郎 Fungus boy 2014-2015 oil and oil stain on wood h.41 × w.24 × d.23 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • 花火師 Pyrotechnician 2013 scrubbing brush, cardboard, wood, cement, oilstain h.31.5 × w.11.0 × d.10.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • 田舎者 Country man 2012 hammer, wood, oil stain h.50.0 × w.38.0 × d.75.5 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • 幽体離脱 Astral Projection 2012 wood, oil stain, acrylic, hammer h.25.0 × w.12.5 × d.40.0 cm ©︎Keisuke Yamamoto
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  • installation view from "A Long, Long, Long Time Ago" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "A Long, Long, Long Time Ago" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • installation view from "A Long, Long, Long Time Ago" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 ©Keisuke Yamamoto, photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 灯台守 Lighthouse keeper 2012 stool, oil stain h.45.0 × w.30.0 × d.30.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view from "rise" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2009 ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view from "Brown Sculptures" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2012 ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2009 oil on wood board 21.5 × 16.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2009 oil, collage on canvas 162.0 × 130.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2009 oil on canvas 61.0 × 61.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2009 oil on canvas 228 × 182 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2009 acrylic, pastel, ink, pencil, color pencil, tape, collage on paper 27.0 × 27.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view from "Crossing" TKG Editions Kyoto, 2010 ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view from "rise" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2009 ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2007 oil, acrylic on wood h.114.0 × w.45.0 × d.45.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • Untitled 2007 oil, acrylic on wood h.242 × w.210 × d.185 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2007 oil, acrylic on wood h.358 × w.231 × d.187 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2007 oil, acrylic on canvas 145.5 × 145.5 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2007 oil on canvas 46.0 × 34.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2006 oil, acrylic and match stick on wood h.72.0 × w.34.0 × d.33.5 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2006 oil, acrylic, matchstick on wood h.13.0 × w.34.0 × d.14.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2006 oil on canvas 72.7 × 116.7 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • untitled 2006 oil, color pencil and ink on paper 50.5 × 64.8 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view at project room: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2005 ©︎Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view at project room: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2005 ©︎Keisuke Yamamoto
  • その場しのぎ工場製品 No.40 SONOBASHINOGI Factory Product No.40 (detail) 2005 oil, acrylic, matchstick on wood h.68.7 × w.34.8 × d.31.2 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • その場しのぎ工場製品 No.40 SONOBASHINOGI Factory Product No.40 2005 oil, acrylic, matchstick on wood h.68.7 × w.34.8 × d.31.2 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • 土なぶり工場製品 No.78 TSUCHINABURI Factory Product No.78 2005 oil on canvas 80.3 × 130.4 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • 土なぶり工場製品 No.45 TSUCHINABURI Factory Product No.45 2005 oil on canvas 116.7 × 116.7 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • その場しのぎ工場製品 No.23 SONOBASHINOGI Factory Product No.23 2003 oil on wood, matchstick h.23.4 × w.12.5 × d.11.0 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • その場しのぎ工場製品 No.5 SONOBASHINOGI Factory Product No.5 2002 oil on wood, matchstick h.11.6 × w.23 × d.14.5 cm ©Keisuke Yamamoto
  • installation view from "Field of Dreams" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2004 ©Keisuke Yamamoto

Keisuke Yamamoto was born in 1979 in Tokyo. After graduating from the department of Sculpture of Tokyo Zokei University in 2001 he stayed at the university as a research student until 2003. He currently lives and works in Kanagawa. This show at Tomio Koyama Gallery is his sixth solo exhibition, and his major group exhibitions include “VOCA 2008” (2008, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo), “Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art” (2009, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, traveled to several international museums), “Twist and Shout: Contemporary Art from Japan” (2009, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre), and “Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and Its Origins in Contemporary Art” (2014, National Museum of Art, Osaka). His work is collected by the National Museum of Art, Osaka and international private collections.

Solo exhibitions

2017 "Clouds in the Center of the Earth" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015 "A Long, Long, Long Time Ago" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 "Wasteland" GALLERY ZERO, Osaka, Japan
2013 "New Works: Taro" GALLERY ZERO, Osaka, Japan
2012 "Brown Sculptures" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010 "Crossing" TKG Editions Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
GALLERY ZERO, Osaka, Japan
2009 "Rise" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 "Kaleidoscopic Dots" HELENE NYBORG CONTEMPORARY, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 "fertile land" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Keisuke Yamamoto New Paintings" GALLERY ZERO, Osaka, Japan
2006 TKGY at lammfromm, Tokyo, Japan
"HERVEST BANQUET" HELENE NYBORG CONTEMPORARY, Copenhagen, Denmark
Itamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan
2005 project room/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
GALLERY ZERO, Osaka, Japan
2004 TKGY at lammfromm, Tokyo, Japan
2003 "HOMEBASE CURATION" HOMEBASE, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibitions

2018 "SUPER OPEN STUDIO 2018" LUCKY HAPPY STUDIO, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa, Japan
"ART AWARD TOKYO MARUNOUCHI 2018" Gyoko Chika Gallery, Marunouchi, Yurakucho, Otemachi Area, Tokyo, Japan
Yamagata Biennale 2018, NEL MILL(ROOTS & technique), Tohoku University of Art & Design, Yamagata, Japan
2017 “Singularity of a Tree #2” Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier, Tokyo, Japan
"22nd HEART EXHIBITION" Tokyu Department Store Shibuya HONTEN, Tokyo, Japan
"Mother" Model Room, Tokyo, Japan
2016 "ROKKO MEETS ART 2016" Rokkosan Country House, Hyogo, Japan
"COLLECTION 1" National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
"Toshiharu MIKI’s view of Art, Education and Life" Nasunogahara Museum, Tochigi, Japan
"JAPAN 7" Silverlens, Manila, Philippines
2015 "SOMETHINKS '???????' Daisuke Fukunaga, Keisuke Yamamoto" Art Rabo Hashimoto, Kanagawa, Japan
2014 "Nostalgia and Fantasy : Imagination and It's Origins Contemporary Art" National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
"CSP2" Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo, Japan
2013 "Why not live for Art? II -9 collectors reveal their treasures" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 "Koji Ueki Tribute JOINT EXHIBITION 2011" gallery Motomachi, Kanagawa, Japan
"Cho-Kyoto" Shosei-en Garden (Kikoku-tei, Higashihonganji), Kyoto, Japan
2010 "The HELLO show" HELENE NYBORG CONTEMPORARY, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009 "Twist and Shout: Comtemporary Art from Japan" Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand
"Winter Garden:The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art" Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne, Germany 2009; The Japan Foundation, Tronto, Canada, 2010; Galeri'a Arnold Belkin, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico, 2011
2008 "VOCA 2008" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "STRANGE BREW" Max Lang Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2006 HELENE NYBORG CONTEMPORARY, Copenhagen, Denmark
"STUDIO Katakuriko Exhibition" Sagamihara Gallery Art Spot, Kanagawa, Japan
"From Atelier" Yumikobo, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
"a magical art life" Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
2005 "Drawings" project room/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Changing Role-Move Over Gallery, Napoli, Italy
2004 "Field of Dreams" project room/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"The World is Mine" Hiromi Yoshii 5, Tokyo, Japan
2003 "The 7th Gumma Biennale for Young Artist '03" Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
"Opening Exhibition" STUDIO Katakuriko, Kanagawa, Japan
2002 "CLIP SIGN" Former Hazama Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan

Public collections

Flowerman Collection
Japan Foundation
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Olbricht Collection
Rubell Family Collection