Keisuke Yamaguchi, ‘Central Park’, 2016, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Born in Nagano Prefecture, Keisuke Yamaguchi blends traditional techniques with modern imagery to evoke the presence of energy, spirits, and emotions, which evade the human eye. An architect-turned-painter, Yamaguchi's interests have shifted towards the interpretation of emotional landscapes and the awesome power of natural forces. Since the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, much of Yamaguchi's work has explored unique and subtle qualities of Japanese art and culture as a way of coping with this shared experience. This recent work, which references a Zen Buddhist ensō (circle), captures the calm experienced in Central Park amid the frenetic energy swirling around us in New York City.


Signature: Signed.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Ronin Gallery | NYC

About Keisuke Yamaguchi