Eykyn Maclean is honored to present the first ever exhibition in the United States of internationally renowned sculptor Kan Yasuda. The exhibition will feature over twenty of the artist's new sculptures.
Born in Japan in 1945, Yasuda has divided his time between Hokkaido, Japan and Pietrasanta, Italy for over forty years, and his work deftly merges the cultural traditions of East and West. Yasuda works in an abstract vocabulary of smooth surfaces and sensually rounded forms, with antecedents in the sculpture of Brancusi and Arp. Carved entirely by hand, Yasuda has long believed touch to be a critical part of the process of both making and viewing his art, and often welcomes viewers of his large outdoor sculptures to touch their surfaces and even to climb or lie on them. Working in a range of scales from the intimate to the monumental, he imbues each with a palpable presence that lingers in the minds of viewers long after their visual contact with the work.
A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with a new essay written by Peter Benson Miller, the Andrew Heiskell Arts Director at the American Academy in Rome.