"For a long time, I believed that God (Kami) in Japan was not one presence but inhabited all things and lurked everywhere in nature. Kami has been thought of as a superhuman that does not have a specific form and shape. In my view, Kami is personified even though the presence is ambiguous."
About the artist
Keisuke Yamaguchi’s work blends traditional techniques with thoroughly modern imagery, considering the power of forces unseen, both natural and human. Born in Nagano Prefecture in 1986, Yamaguchi attended Nagano National College of Technology for Architecture in 2003. Following his graduation in 2007, he continued his education at Nagaoka Institute of Design, where he studied Architecture and the Environment. His focus has since shifted from architecture to painting. Yamaguchi has actively exhibited internationally since 2007. Last summer, he was selected as the inaugural winner of the 2016 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence Program. Yamaguchi often integrates process and product in his live painting performances. From the live painting at the ruins of Ueda Castle in Nagano to Central Park in New York City, Yamaguchi’s original technique draws and enchants crowds.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit. - John Updike