Please join us for a special walkthrough with Dr. John Solt, an authority on Yamamoto and Japanese Surrealism.
Yamamoto created, between the early 1930s and 1980s, avant-garde photographic works that manifested his sharp eye for social criticism and a unique poetic sensibility. He was one of the leading figures of Surrealism photography in Japan. He used a variety of methods, including collage and photomontage. His subjects ranged from objects arranged in extraordinary ways and detailed close-ups of various materials. From the 1950s, he also created paintings, sculptures and serial theatrical photographs as well as experimental color photographs.
His major solo exhibitions include Surrealist Yamamoto Kansuke at Tokyo Station Gallery (2001). His major international exhibitions include Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, 2013). His works are featured in the collections of the Nagoya City Art Museum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and The Art Institute of Chicago.