Painting and Sculpture

Static-Dynamic of Koichi Yamamoto

RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts presents the exhibition Static-Dynamic by Koichi Yamamoto, hosted in the spaces of the Pastificio Cerere Foundation, Via degli Ausoni 7, from 17 December until 16 January.

The opening of the exhibition, curated by Fabrizio Pizzuto, will be held on 17 December at 18.00 and will be preceded, at 10.00 on the same day, by an educational meeting between the artist and the students of RUFA course in Visual arts, curated by the lecturer Umberto Giovannini.

Koichi Yamamoto’s work is based mainly on the use of the engraving technique. It ranges with ease between the technique of the monotype, the burin and the etching and in some works there is also the chine collè. However, the engravings become a pretext for a journey through the images. An unexpected three-dimensional level appears: the work is transformed into objects, particularly kites, suitable for flight.

Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who blends traditional and contemporary techniques in order to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of graphic arts. His prints explore the themes of the sublime, memory and atmosphere. He has worked on many scales, from meticulously engraved small copper sheets to large monotypes. He has exhibited in numerous international art exhibitions. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware and is currently an associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The meeting and the exhibition are the result of the initiative of the lecturers Umberto Giovannini, Gianna Bentivenga, Maria Pina Bentivenga, Emiliano Coletta and Fabrizio Pizzuto.

Opening hours of the exhibition: Monday to Saturday, 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Christmas break: from 21 December 2019 to 6 January 2020 included.