Masao Yamamoto

    Attributes

    • Male

    Galleries

    About the artist

    Masao Yamamoto ( Yamamoto Masao), born 1957 in Gamagori City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese freelance photographer known for his small photographs, which seek to individualize the photographic prints as objects. Yamamoto began his art studies as a painter, studying oil painting under Goro Saito in his native city. He presently uses photography to capture images evoking memories. He blurs the border between painting and photography however, by experimenting with his printing surfaces. He dyes, tones (with tea), paints on, and tears his photographs. His subjects include still-lives, nudes, and landscapes. He also makes installation art with his small photographs to show how each print is part of a larger reality.

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS selected :

    2012

    "KAWA=FLOW"" Installations" , BREDA PHOTO, Breda (The Netherlands)
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" , VALID FOTO GALLERY, Barcelona
    "Shizuka=Cleanse" , Galeria Massimo Minini, Brecia (Italia)
    "Magic Mountain" , YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY, New York

    2011

    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" , Gallery MOMOGUSA, Tajimi (Japan)
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" , GALERIA MARCELO GUANIERI, Sao Paulo
    "KAWA=FLOW" , Mugaen Museum, Hekinan (Japan)
    "KAWA=FLOW" , MIZUMA & ONE GALLERY (CAOCHANGDI PHOTOSPRING 2011), Beijing
    "KAWA=FLOW" , PDX Contemporary Art, Portland (U.S.)
    "KAWA=FLOW" , Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
    "KAWA=FLOW" , Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
    "KAWA=FLOW" , Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica
    "KAWA=FLOW" , maerz galerie, Leipzig (Germany)

    2010
    "KAWA=FLOW" , maerz galerie, Berlin
    "KAWA=FLOW part ?" , Semina rerum, Zurich
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" , Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
    "KAWA=FLOW" , Galleria Alesso Nobilli & C., Milano
    "KAWA", GALERIE CAMERA OBSCURA, Paris
    "KAWA=FLOW" , WOOLRICH WOOLEN MILLS, Milano

    2009
    "é" , Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
    "KAWA=FLOW" , PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, U.S.
    "KAWA=FLOW", JACKSON FINE ART, ATLANTA
    "KAWA=FLOW",MICAMERA, Milano
    "KAWA=FLOW", Semina rerum, Zurich
    "KAWA=FLOW", FIFTY ONE FINE PHOTOGRAPHY, Antwerp
    "KAWA=FLOW", Photomonth in Krakow 2009, Krakow
    "KAWA=FLOW", MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tokyo
    "KAWA=FLOW", FORUM FOTOGRAFIE, Köln (Germany)
    "KAWA=FLOW", GALLERY SINCERITE, Toyohashi, Japan
    "KAWA=FLOW", Gallery Albert Baumgarten , Freiburg (Germany)
    "KAWA=FLOW", POBEDA GALLERY, Moscow (Russia)

    2008
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" CRAIG KRULL GALLERY, Santa Monica
    "Nakazora", GALLERY BIENIO, Nagoya
    "KAWA=FLOW", YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY, New York.
    "Nakazora", The Print Center, Philadelphia
    "KAWA=FLOW", Gallery la-condition-japonaise, Berlin
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" , GALLERY OUT OF PLACE, Nara

    2007
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, U.S.A.
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland
    "YAMAMOTO MASAO" GALLERIA CARLA SOZZANI, Milano
    "Nakazora" Quinzaine photographique Nantes, France
    "Nakazora" GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT, Amsterdam

    2006
    Nakazora, GALERIE CAMERA OBSCURA, Paris
    Installations, HACKELBURY FINE ART, London
    [é], MIZUMA ART GALLERY, Tokyo
    [é], GALLERY SINCERITE, Tyohashi

    2005
    [é], JACKSON FINE ART, Atlanta
    [é], PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland
    [é],CRAIG KRULL GALLERY, Santa Monica

    2004
    [é], STEPHEN WIRTZ GALLERY, San Francisco
    Nakazora "valiantly-that too, pitifully-that too, white boxes",
    PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland
    Nakazora, CRAIG KRULL GALLERY, Santa Monica

    2003
    Nakazora "Corridor of Consider", Chiesa dei SS.Jacopo e Filippo, Certaldo, Italy
    Nakazora, DANIELA FACCHINATO IMAGE GALLERY, Bologna, Italy
    Omizuao, YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY, New York
    Nakazora, JACKSON FINE ART, Atlanta
    Santoka, GALLERY SINCERITE, Toyohashi, Japan

    2002
    Nakazora, S.K.JOSEFSBERG STUDIO, Portland
    Nakazora, CRAIG KRULL GALLERY, Santa Monica

    2001
    Nakazora, YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY, New York

    2000
    A Box of "Ku" XI, SEPIA INTERNATIONAL, New York
    A Box of "Ku" XI, SPIRAL GALLERY, Tokyo

    1999
    A Box of "Ku" X, GALLERY SINCERITE, Toyohashi, Japan
    A Box of "Ku" X, JACKSON FINE ART, Atlanta

    1998
    A Box of "Ku" X, STEPHEN WIRTZ GALLERY, San Francisco

    1997
    A Box of "Ku" IX, SHAPIRO GALLERY, San Francisco
    A Box of "Ku" IX, KOHJI OGURA GALLERY, Nagoya, Japan

    1996
    A Box of "Ku" VIII, YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY, New York

    1995
    A Box of "Ku" VI, Gallery NAYUTA, Yokohama, Japan

    1994
    A Box of "Ku" IV, PARCO, Kichijyoji, Japan
    A Box of "Ku" V, SHAPIRO GALLERY, San Francisco

    1993
    A Box of "Ku" I, GALLERY WHITE ART, Tokyo
    A Box of "Ku" II, HOSOMI GALLERY, Tokyo
    A Box of "Ku" III, GALLERY SINCERITE, Toyohashi, Japan

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