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Floating Graphics

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series

Lecture Date(s)

October 22 at 12.30pm
October 26 at 1:30pm

Speaker(s)

Koichi Yamamoto

Moderator(s)

Isabelle St-Louis,
Manager of Lectures and Exhibitions

Language

English

Location

The Atrium at VCUarts Qatar Qatar National Library

Acknowledgment

The Painting and Printmaking department at VCUarts Qatar

Japan-born artist Koichi Yamamoto will give two lectures about his printmaking work, and particularly on merging contemporary and traditional approaches to printmaking and creating innovative perspectives on the language of printmaking. It is his exploration and mastery of the complex process of engraving that raises his work to an extraordinary level of printmaking.

For his talk at VCUarts Qatar, Yamamoto will share his idea and motivations, but also how locations and situations have influenced is work. Looking back at 30 years of his print works, he will summarize the evolution of format, methods, and learning process. The internationally known master printmaker will also talk about his recent focus and functional forms and intaglio printed kit art al Qatar National Library.

Make artworks that float on air
Keep them light and strong,
Then they will have their own spirit when they fly.

Koichi Yamamoto, 'Untitled', In collaboration with VCUarts Qatar assistants, Monotype with chine-collé, 2012, ©Raviv Cohen, VCUarts Qatar

Biography

Koichi Yamamoto, ©Sadie Packer, VCUarts Qatar

Koichi Yamamoto

Artist

@koichi_yamamoto
yamamotoprintmakin.com

Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges traditional and contemporary techniques to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. His prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. Koichi has worked at many scales, from small and meticulously engraved copper plates to large monotypes.

He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and then moved to Krakow, Poland. He later studied engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in the Slovak Republic. Koichi also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, Canada. In addition he has worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark.

Yamamoto has exhibited internationally. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware and is currently a full Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Public Programming

Sept. 11 - Oct. 26, 2019 ― 9 to 5 PM

Exhibition - Fanoon: Highlights 2012-2019

Oct. 20, 2019 ― 9:30 to 12:30 PM

Workshop I by Koichi Yamamoto for the Painting and Printmaking students (juniors and seniors)

Oct. 20, 2019 ― 2 to 5 PM

Workshop II by Koichi Yamamoto for the Painting and Printmaking students (juniors and seniors)

Oct. 21, 2019 ― 9:30 to 12:30 PM

Workshop III by Koichi Yamamoto for the Painting and Printmaking students (seniors)

Oct. 21, 2019 ― 1 to 1:45 PM

Demo of printmaking and presentation of new works by Koichi Yamamoto at The Gallery

Oct. 21, 2019 ― 2 to 5 PM

Workshop IV by Koichi Yamamoto for the Painting and Printmaking students (sophomores)

Oct. 22, 2019 ― 12:45 to 2 PM

Crossing Boundaries Lecture series:
'Floating Graphics' by Koichi Yamamoto at the Atrium at VCUarts Qatar

Oct. 22, 2019 ― 7 to 9 PM

Exclusive dinner with Koichi Yamamoto offered to students, alumni, staff and faculty at VCUarts Qatar (RSVP - limited seats)

Oct. 23, 2019 ― 9:30 to 11:30 PM

Workshop V by Koichi Yamamoto for the Painting and Printmaking students (juniors and seniors)

Oct. 23, 2019 ― 2 to 5 PM

Workshop VI by Koichi Yamamoto for the Painting and Printmaking students (sophomores)

Oct. 24, 2019 ― 12 to 6 PM

Desert field trip - Flying Hand-Made Kites created by Koichi Yamamoto and Painting and Printmaking students

Oct. 26, 2019 ― 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Crossing Boundaries Lecture series:
'Floating Graphics' by Koichi Yamamoto at Qatar National Library

Video

Koichi Yamamoto: Prints on display

Koichi Yamamoto: Printkite

Koichi Yamamoto: Tutorial

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