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Hiroyuki Hamada

Recent Works

August 22–October 31, 2020

Guggenheim Fellow Hiroyuki Hamada will exhibit his recent paintings and sculptures. Wielding acrylic, charcoal, enamel, graphite, plaster and oil, Hamada combines idiosyncratic geometries and organic forms in his monochromatic abstractions. His powerful, meditative sculptures will enter a spatial dialogue with the architecture of Steven Holl’s naturally-lit T2 Gallery. In his recent work, the artist aims “to tell visual stories by putting together various formal elements, sort of like musicians putting together sounds, rhythm, timbre, and so on, to come up with profound experiences.” String Noise, Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris, known as New York’s most daring violin duo, will accompany the exhibition with an avant-garde performance of Xenakis. Arthur Sze, acclaimed poet and recipient of 8th Annual ‘T’ Space Poetry Award, will read his work.

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Biography

Hiroyuki Hamada was born in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He moved to the United States at the age of 18. Hamada studied at West Liberty State College, WV before receiving his MFA from the University of Maryland. Hamada has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States including his previous exhibitions, Hiroyuki Hamada, Hiroyuki Hamada: Two Sculptures and Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. He was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 2009 and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1998, and most recently, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2018. Recent institutional exhibitions include Hiroyuki Hamada: Paintings at the Duck Creek Arts Center, East Hampton, NY (2019) and Hiroyuki Hamada: Sculptures and Prints at Guild Hall Center for Visual and Performing Arts, East Hampton, NY (2018). Hamada has been profiled in numerous publications including Tristan Manco’s Raw + Material = Art (Thames & Hudson). The artist lives and works in East Hampton, NY.

”Each artist forms an operating framework in which we liberate our imagination. Material and method affect the process, which in turn affects our expression. Our circumstances, world views, making processes and resulting expressions are interconnected.

We the artists and those who appreciate art should be able to recognize the implication in a larger context. Without being able to free our imagination based on what we observe, we can not embrace the vastness of reality lying beyond the existing framework.”

– Hiroyuki Hamada

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