New, abstract works by Hideaki Yamanobe from 6 November: We are pleased to present Light on Bright, the Japanese painter's fifth solo exhibition in our gallery.
Hideaki Yamanobe (*1964 in Tokyo, has lived and worked for over 25 years not only in Tokyo but also in 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.
In addition to his characteristic "non-coloured" works, Yamanobe also shows new work cycles with Light on Bright, playing with English red colour fields and distinctly abstract-geometric compositions.
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.