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YOHEI YAMA

Yohei Yama was born in Saitama Japan in 1977. Currently, he lives and works in Regny France.

He was kid who like to draw. At 16 he spent a year in Finland as an exchange student which gave him a taste for travel and he was introduced to skateboarding and snowboarding which had a big influence on his outlook.

At the age of 26, his father gave him an old camera and he started to experiment with photography and three years later, he traveled the length of Japan, playing the ukelele, taking photographs and exhibiting his work. He continued to work as a photographer and went to the Arles International Photography Festival in south France where he started painting. He had his first solo exhibition of paintings in Arles and has continued as a painter since then.

In 2011 he was deeply affected by the accident of nuclear power plant at Fukushima was unable to paint for a while. His current work has been labeled at ‘Op Art’ for its bold geometry and vibrant colours. The images are made up of hundreds of tiny trees. Yohei says…………

“I feel like that I plant little trees on canvas. When FUKUSHIMA accident happened, I was so shocked and could not paint for many days. Suddenly motif of small trees come into my mind, I don`t know why but more I draw more energy overflow, so I revived. Then I realized this is a healing for me, for people, for nature which human destroyed. So I keep on planting little trees on canvas. Nature always inspires me.

Selected Exhibition


2016
Mar 8 -21  Group Show ARCHIVES】2011>>>2015   Diginner Gallery, Tokyo Japan
Mar 24-27  ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW ,  Hong Kong
Apr 22 -24  YOUNG ART TAIPEI , Taipei Taiwan
May 13 -15  AFFORDABLE ART FAIR , Hong Kong
Jul 9- Sep 3  Group Show「Summer Collection」  VinGallery , HCMC  Vietnam
Dec 9-11 Art Kaohsiung , Kaohsiung Taiwan

 

2015
Mar 12-15   ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW ,  Hong Kong
Apr 16 -19  AFFORDABLE ART FAIR , Singapore
Apr 24 -26  YOUNG ART TAIPEI , Taiwan
May 12 -14  AFFORDABLE ART FAIR , Hong Kong
Sep 26 – Oct 12  Solo Exhibition「Vital Signs」 Diginner Gallery , Tokyo  Japan
Oct 23 – Nov 15  Solo Exhibition「The power of semiosis」Vin Gallery , Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam
Nov 7 – 13  Solo Exhibition「Tree of life」Gallery Yamada , Kumamoto  Japan
Dec 11 – 13  Art Kaohsiung , Taiwan

 

2014
Aug 22-24  ASIA HOTEL ART FAIR , Seoul Korea
Aug 28- Sep 3  Solo Exhibition「In between stars and ground」  Gallery Concept21 , Tokyo Japan
Sep 6 – 21  Solo Exhibition「In between stars and ground」  Diginner Gallery , Tokyo  Japan
Oct 2-5   ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW ,  Hong Kong
Nov 13 – 24  Groupe Show「A look of Michiyo Yama」  Gallery Yama , Mie Japan
Nov 20-22  Bank Art Fair , Singapore
Nov 22- Jan 10  Group Show「Small things group show」  VinGallery , HCMC  Vietnam
Dec 12-14   Art Kaohsiung , Taiwan

 

2013
Apr 20-28  Group Show ,  SALLE DES TEINTURIERS , Tarare France
Apr 28 – May 12  Group Show ,  SALLE POLYVALENTE , Cours la ville France
Oct 22-27 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Yamada , Kumamoto Japan
Dec 2- 22 Solo Exhibition, Frederick Harris Gallery , Tokyo Japan

 

2012
Aug 17 -22 Solo Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery Concept 21

 

2011
Apr 22- May 22 Solo Exhibition, France Arles Brock n` coll
Oct 26-31 Solo Exhibition, Japan Tokyo Gallery Bucco

 

2010
Aug 1-30 Solo Exhibition, France Arles Gallery LA VITRINE
 
2007-09
Around 30 groupe exhibition around Asia
 

ArtHop : Yohei Yama and The Power of Painting (English)

A-files : Yohei Yama  Interview (Japanese)

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