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1 February, 2013
Hiroshi Yamano Scene of Japan


Born in 1956 in Fukuoka, Japan, Hiroshi Yamano has been working with glass for over 25 years. He has studied at prestigious schools throughout the US and Japan, such as California College of Arts and Crafts, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, and Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his Masters in Fine Arts.Yamano began working with glass in 1975 having seen an exhibition of Scandinavian glass in Kyoto. After traveling to Europe, he returned to Japan to complete his studies. He spent the next two years studying glass. At California College of Arts and Crafts, under Marvin Lipofsky, he learned the creative aspects of glass, and at the Tokyo Glass Art Institute he learned the technical aspects of glass.

Hiroshi Yamano takes a fresh look at his surroundings and finds inspiration in what is directly in front of him, a leaf, a flower, the scales of a fish glistening in the sun; after travelling widely, looking for where he can feel truly at home, he is now happy to suspend the search and work in his studio in Fukui Prefecture in Japan.

Although a glass blower, Yamano makes extensive use of silver leaf engraving and copper electroplating in his work, cutting and polishing blown forms to move them into the sculptural realm.Yamano’s love of Japanese craft and metal work, can be seen in his contemporary take on the old motifs and compositional forms of old Japanese art. Traditional Japanese and Chinese paintings employ a motif known as ka chyo fu getu. Ka in Japanese means flower, chyo is a bird, fu means scene, and getu means every month. The old paintings used the flower & bird posed in a natural scene to portray natural landscapes. A series of paintings could show nature across the changing seasons. ”These themes exist strongly in Japanese and Chinese minds. They are strong in my mind as well. My newest phase of work is based on this inspiration.” GlassArt, November/December, 2011

Opening Reception:
February 1, 2013, 7 - 9 pm. The artist will attend.

February 1 - April 1, 2013 Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Koru Contemporary Art
16th floor, Unit 1604, Hing Wai Centre
7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

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