Blue Kill Yellow, Sketch for a Tapestry
For Everything Is Connected, Yamamoto presents two new works. Blue Kill Yellow – a series of Japanese silk paintings with patterns that express movement and reflection and a colour palette created with the help of colour-blind collaborators. Sketch for a Tapestry is a material experiment and sculptural installation composed of screen-printed Norwegian and tropical woods.
Raised in Brazil, trained in the UK and Norway and now based in Bergen, artist, weaver and textile designer Kiyoshi Yamamoto brings a rich mix of cultural influences to his work, combining the Japanese tradition of fine craftsmanship with the Brazilian love of colour. Since completing his master’s at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2013, Yamamoto has exhibited internationally, participating in Design Weeks in London, Helsinki and Milan, and his work has been acquired for the collections of several public museums in Norway. Yamamoto is a frequent collaborator with other Norwegian design studios, including Morten & Jonas and Vera & Kyte.