Hiro Yamagata

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Wikipedia
Institutions/museums


Awards
Honour2007Honorary Citizen of the City of Los AngelesCity of Los AngelesLos Angeles


Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2006Yamagata:“Air”Torrance Art MuseumLos Angeles
Project2004Quantum Field X3Guggenheim Museum BilbaoBilbao


1991
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Projects

Los Angeles, USA
In the mid 1990s Yamagata disavowed interest in that success in favor of immersing himself in personal experiences, creating works based on his longtime fascination with light. His first major installation project was "Element", a six-part series using holographic effects, lasers and stage lights.

1991
1990
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Projects

Los Angeles, USA
At the height of his popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, an estimated $4 bil. worth of Yamagata art and artifacts were sold each year.

1990
1974
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Projects

Paris, Frankreich
Yamagata's love of the laser as a medium began in 1974 in Paris when he presented a laser installation in a Paris theater. This was during a period in which he developed a strong attachment to the Paris jazz scene, becoming both an angel and a fundraiser for jazz musicians.

1974
1967
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Education

Tokyo, Japan
Whilst at high school between 1964 and 1967 he won awards and began to use lights in his work. In 1967 he became a student of Masachika Sugimura before moving to Tokyo, where he worked part-time at an artist’s material shop and later as an illustrator and a designer for an advertising company.

1967
- 1948
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Born

Maihara, Shiga, Japan

- 1948
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Places of work / studios

Los Angeles, California, USA

Hiro Yamagata studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo and the École des Beaux Arts in Paris and, in 1978, he moved to Los Angeles. Yamagata began working on his Earthly Paradiseproject in 1986 and it has since toured all over the world, from The Villa Borghese in Italy to the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and throughout the United States. The series of vivid, colorful and festive scenes has been Yamagata’s most successful set of paintings and has even been featured at The Academy Awards Governor’s Ball in 1997. In the late 1990s, Yamagata reinvented himself and began to focus more on creating major light installations. In his Malibu studio, he focuses on blurring the line between art and science. He is a generous supporter of many social causes and art programs and currently resides in Los Angeles.

https://www.artspace.com/artist/hiro_yamagata

 

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NGC6093 photo NGC6093 2001 Hiro Yamagata 
photon 999 photo photon 999 2001 Hiro Yamagata 
Quantum Field X3 photo Quantum Field X3 2004 Hiro Yamagata