Selected Works 1997-2022
19/03 – 30/04/2022
Start of the exhibition on Saturday 19 March from 11am-8pm
Meet & Greet Hideaki Yamanobe: The artist is present from 3-5pm.
Preview of the exhibition on Friday 18 March from 11am-8pm
A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Hideaki Yamanobe (*1964 in Tokyo, lives and works in Tokyo, Cologne and Düsseldorf) works primarily in a simplified black and white area. Within this seemingly limited colour field he captivates the viewer with his rich study of texture and saturation.
By exploring the boundaries of the finite and infinite, Yamanobe promotes the feeling that the viewer is not looking at his art, but rather looking through it. Smooth washes or layers of paint often convey an ethereal quality that leads the viewer to dive even deeper into his abstract spaces.
With Selected Works 1997-2022, we provide a small insight into Hideaki Yamanobe's work over the last 25 years - virtually his entire creative period in Germany - and present many new works as well as older paintings from the artist's archive.
Hideaki Yamanobe is a crossover between East Asian and European culture. His interest in media and art forms besides painting – especially his fascination for classical contemporary music, one of his constant sources of inspiration – is expressed in ever new projects. Examples of this are his collaborations with the German star conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher (painting cycle 2017 and exhibition/concert in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg). Yamanobes mainly abstract painting, in which, however, object-like elements always flash up, is known above all for its limited colour spectrum – usually black, white or a fading grey – and recurring structures – cloud-like textures, hard, cut lines in the colour surface or even layers of colour reminiscent of air bubbles.
Hideaki Yamanobes works can be found in numerous private collections in Europe, Asia and America as well as in renowned public collections such as Andaz, Toranomon Hills, Tokyo; Daiwa Bank, Osaka; Ernst Wilhelm Nay Foundation, Cologne; Pola Art Foundation, Tokyo; Städtische Museen, Heilbronn; The University Art Museum, Tokyo.