Although his works composed of countless dots seem abstract, they are made up of many “faces”. In this style which is his own, he carefully pierces small holes at regular intervals. If you ask him what it is, the answer is clear: eye, eye, nose, mouth!
Born in 1970, Hideaki Yoshikawa lives in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He joined Atelier Yamanami in 1988.
A set of points that appear to be an abstract pattern is numerous “faces.” Whether the base is paper or clay, Hideaki’s theme is always “faces.” It has been the case for 30 years.
Based on his own rule, he carefully pierces small holes with consistent intervals. If we ask him what they are, a clear-cut answer comes back. “Eye, eye, nose, mouth!”
The appearance of Hideaki who persistently pricks holes putting his face closely to paper and clay is part of the scenery of Atelier Yamanami. An important part of his work has been donated to the Centre Pompidou in 2021.
Preface : Yukiko Koide & Raphaël Koenig
Foreword : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Japan Brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami, from August 31st to October 5th, 2019.