until 23.12. | #2137ARTatBerlin | Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung presents from 15th September 2018 the exhibition MICROCOSM MACROCOSM with photographs by the artist Yamamoto Masao.
YAMAMOTO Masao originally studied oil painting before discovering photography as an ideal medium that evokes memories in a special way. Yamamoto is known for his small-format gelatin silver prints, which he tints, overpainting or other manual intervention edited so that they receive object character and reminiscences of the past with them. As diverse as his motives are, his images always express the humble opinion of the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu that man is only a small part of nature, which in turn represents only a tiny part of an immense cosmos. By observing all the little things around him, Yamamoto finds a key to the all-encompassing nature of the universe he captures on photographic paper.
YAMAMOTO Masao, b. 1957 in Gamagori in the Japanese prefecture Aichi. His first exhibitions in 1994 and 1996 in San Francisco and New York were followed by countless others in the US, Europe, Japan, Russia and Brazil. January 2018 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica CA. Collections in prestigious international museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, New York International Center of Photography, Victoria & Albert Museum London, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Paris et al. Numerous book publications in the USA, Spain, Japan and Germany. Editorials for the NY Times, Los Angeles Times and several well-known art magazines. Lives in Yatsugatake Nanroku, Yamanashi Prefecture, close to nature, which he incorporates thematically into his work.
Vernissage: Friday, 14th September 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Opening Speech by Dr. Madoka Yuki
Artist talk: Sunday, 16th September 2018, 2 p.m., with Dr. Madoka Yuki mit Yamamoto Masao
Exhibition period: Saturday, 15th September – Sunday, 23rd December 2018Zur Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung
Image caption: Yamamoto Masao, Bonsai Microcosm Macrocosm, 2018, Gelatin silver print, © Yamamoto Masao
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