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imura art gallery kyoto is pleased to announce the solo exhibition, for the first time in five years, of the wood carving artist, Fumio Yamazaki.

His works of art are made of one piece of camphor tree's wood with the technique called "Ichiboku-zukuri" (to dod wood sculpture on one same piece of a tree), the colors are added in a second time. The series "Silent Neighbor", that he has started in 2006, is based on anthropomorphized creatures that got the body of a child and the head of a domestic animal, with lonely and sorrowful eyes. These figures create an inimitable presence, making the viewer feels a sense of peace and of calm but in a slightly warp and imbalance atmosphere.

The artist has said: "It can be possible, that the reason of the variant form of my work, is that I would like to answer in the affirmative through my projecting as a producer myself. Onto vagueness of the existence, I want to make a form which is certain."

The works that he has spent much time on and has produced while facing the wood and himself, let us feel some kind of signs. The viewers are softly enfold by a distinct fragrance of camphor tree and the smooth and beautiful feel of the wood's carved surface.

Yamazaki has attracted people's attention during the exhibition "ZIPANGU", that took place in Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Osaka Takashimaya, Kyoto Takashimaya, The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum and in Akita Museum of Modern Art. We hope you will feel something from his works too, standing quietly in front of them, in a prevailing atmosphere.

period: sat. 7 Sep. - sat., 28 Oct., 2013
time: 11:00〜19:00 (closed on Sunday Monday, National holiday)
venue: imura art gallery Kyoto

■Opening reception
Sat. 7 Sep. 17:00 -

More artist info: Fumio YAMAZAKI


Fumio Yamazaki Solo Exhibition
sat. 7 Sep. - sat., 28 Oct., 2013
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