Yoskay Yamamoto’s Familiar Strangers

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Yoskay Yamamoto opened his highly anticipated third showing at Culver City’s LeBasse Projectsthis past weekend. The show, “Familiar Strangers” marks a step bothahead in the conceptual work of the artist, while at the same time,serves as a step inwards as Yamamoto explores his true nature andconfronts the issues of maintaining a successful and well-sellingcareer while simultaneouslyremaining true to his roots and artistic vision. While Yoskay’s iconic Kobito makes an appearance, along with a few of his other characters, the expansion of Yamamoto’s sculpturalrepertoire seems to serve as a highlight of the show as the artistpursues working in cast resin and wood. The opening brought in a largeserving of both Los Angeles’ artistic community as well as many new fans, turning casual observers into familiar strangers no more. View some more exclusive pictures from the opening here on Hi-Fructose.

For an in depth look into Yoskay’s studio, check out this visit by our friends over at Arrested Motion.

To purchase a black resin work from the show, please visit Paper Tiger.

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