Posts tagged with ‘Hiroyuki Hamada’

  • New Print, B17-19

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    Here is a third Piezography print.


    B17-19(print)B17-19, size varied, Piezography on archival cotton rag paper, 2016

     

  • The Recent Paintings will be at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts, NYC

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    The next show will be all paintings.  I’m very excited to share the work with you.  The show opens 9/10/2015 at Lori Bookstein Fine Arts.  The opening reception is from 6pm to 8pm.  Everyone is invited!

     

    Press release from Lori Bookstein Fine Art:
    Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings
    September 10 – October 17, 2015

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Hiroyuki Hamada. This is the artist’s third solo-show with the gallery.

    Rigorously painted on paper and then mounted on canvas and board, these paintings maintain the same level of craftsmanship that are characteristic of the artist’s sculptural practice. Executed in a fully realized gray-scale (save one painting in which an icy blue predominates) the paintings utilize a similar mixture of acrylic, charcoal, enamel, graphite and oil that the artist uses to polychrome his sculpture.

    The artist writes of his work:

    It’s been my habit to draw for many years. My sculptures often start from drawings and so do my prints. But it took me twenty years to go back to full-fledged paintings.

    The process of making paintings can be faster (than, for example, the building process of a sculpture) more flexible, and it can allow spontaneous happenings and development of visual narratives, which can lead to a glimpse of depth and the richness of who we really are.

    But I’m also rediscovering how draining and strenuous the process can be. It is the process of dropping all my daily concerns and opening all my antennas to feel beyond my ordinary spheres and gaze back into myself, all the while putting my faith in the mostly fruitless struggle of digging and building toward the rare confrontation with the moment of a resolution.

    It is certainly one of the most meaningful activities for me but it is one of the most challenging acts as well.

    May 29th, 2015

    Hiroyuki Hamada was born in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He moved to the United States at the age of 18. Hamada studied at West Liberty State College, WV before receiving his MFA from the University of Maryland. Hamada has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States including his previous exhibitions, Hiroyuki Hamada and Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures, at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. He was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2009 and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998. Most recently, Hamada’s work was featured in Tristan Manco’s Raw + Material = Art (Thames & Hudson). The artist lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

    Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings will be on view from September 10 – October 17, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 6-8 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. For additional information and/or visual materials, please contact Joseph Bunge at (212) 750-0949 or by email at joseph@loribooksteinfineart.com.

    Lori Bookstein Fine Art
    138 Tenth Avenue
    New York, NY 10011
    Between 18th and 19th Streets

    Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30-6:00
    Closed: August 9 – September 9, 2015

    Telephone | 212.750.0949
    Email | info@loribooksteinfineart.com

     

     

  • Untitled Painting 006

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    A new painting. This one is a bit larger (60″ x 40″) and painterly.

     

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    Untitled Painting 006, 60″ x 40″, acrylic, charcoal, enamel, graphite and oil, 2015

  • Untitled Painting 004

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    Untitled Painting 004, 24″ x 18″, acrylic, charcoal, enamel, graphite and oil, 2015

  • Untitled Painting 003

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    It’s been a few months since I got back working with paintings after exclusively working on sculptures and drawing for 20 years or so.

    It’s exciting to see things, which I learned over the years, being released on the surface becoming layers of a narrative, a presence of its own.

     

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    Untitled Painting 003, 40″ x 30″, acrylic, charcoal, enamel and oil, 2015

     

     

  • Untitled Painting 002

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    Another painting I just finished a few days ago. The paintings are done on black mat boards, which I bought when I was in graduate school over 20 years ago. I bought a big box of them–a lot of 60 x 40 inch sheets–thinking that I was going to paint on them. But it took a while to get started. Although, the sense of time in studio is weird. I don’t know if its short or long. But I know that I couldn’t have painted this 20 years ago. I’ve seen so many things and I’ve changed so much. But I still go to the studio hoping that I see something special and sometimes I do.

     

     

    Untitled Painting 002 with macro 50mm website

    Untitled Painting 002, 40″ x 30″, acrylic, charcoal, enamel and oil, 2014

  • Untitled Painting 001

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    I’ve been working on some paintings lately. The process has been very slow as the most of other things in my studio but the mystery that opens up on the unpredictable path is refreshing and liberating.

    Here is one finished piece. 

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    Untitled Painting 001, acrylic, charcoal, enamel and oil, 40″ x 30″

  • B18-11

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    A new print.

     

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  • B17-22

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  • Off the Block

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    New York Foundation for the Arts is organizing an exhibition with the Southampton Center–the former location of the Parrish Art Museum.  The show opens on 6/26 and the opening reception will be on 6/28.

    I will be showing with Claire Watson and Andreas Rentsh.

    The newly renovated space is GORGEOUS.  I’ve talked with the director Michele Thomson and a board member Siamak Samil.  Both are very excited to establish the venue as a new non-profit center for the arts in the area.  They need your support!  Please come see the show!

    Off The Block:  New York Foundation for the Arts Fellows at Southampton Arts Center

    Hiroyuki Hamada, Andreas Rentsch and Claire Watson

    Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

    Thursday, June 26 – Sunday, July 20

    Opening reception Saturday, June 28 (5-9pm)

    Exhibition hours:

    • Thursday 12pm-6pm
    • Friday 12pm-8pm
    • Saturday 12pm-8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-5pm

    #81
    #81, 2011-13, oil, resin, and wax, 24″ x 54″ x 25″

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    #79, 2011-13, painted resin, 26″ x 35″ x 20″

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    #74, 2010-13, painted resin, 24 1/2″ x 24″ 1/2 x 57″

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    #76, 2011-13, oil, resin, wax and wood, 46″ x 37″ x 31″