Exhibition: 28 Jun – 27 Sep 2019
From the organizer:
Yohei Yama returns to Vin Gallery with his second solo with the gallery, four years after “The Power of Semiosis” (2015). Yama derives his works from nature, spinning the waves of the cosmos and webbing together the rhythm of natural forces. His oeuvre is distinguishable by its repetition and layering of lines, colour, pattern and more often than not creating optical effects that swell and vibrate.
“Phenomenon ÷ (Time x Space)” envisions the universe and it’s life-cycles where the future becomes the present and the present becomes the past. In a constant stream of existence yet there is only the Now. A continuum of Now.
About Yohei Yama
Yohei Yama is drawn to elemental energies and his hypnotic works lay claim to the transcendent power of art to heal, or to atone. From the paralyzing aftermath of the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima sprang the essential motifs that characterize his work – little trees, rays of light and swirling winds bridge and rebuild the bond between the artist and nature.
The art breathes and sighs – concentric circles of tiny trees swell and sway, mirroring nature’s irregular perfection, simultaneously recalling Op Art, 60s psychedelia and primitive patchwork patterns. There is also tumultuous, untamable wind; monochrome lines curl around and fold in on themselves and the result is curious – comfort in the sublimation to chaos.
Born in Saitama Japan in 1977, Yohei Yama now lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Originally a photographer by trade and traveller by nature, he had his first solo show of paintings in Arles, France and has continued as a painter ever since, exhibited widely across the globe.
6 Lê Văn Miến, Thảo Điền, District 2, HCMC