Hiro Yamagata

TypeMale
Artist
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URLsArtist's page Archive
Wikipedia (en)
Institutions/museums Guggenheim Bilbao (en / de / ... )


Awards
Honour2007Honorary Citizen of the City of Los AngelesCity of Los AngelesLos Angeles (US)


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


1990 - 1999
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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.
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1990 - 1999
1980 - 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.
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1980 - 1990
1974
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Paris, France
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.
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1974
1967
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Places of residence

Tokyo, Japan
Moves to Tokyo, works at an artist’s material shop, later as an illustrator and a designer for an advertising company

1967
1967
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Education

, Japan
Student of Masachika Sugimura

1967
1964 - 1967
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Education

, Japan
High School, begins to use lights in his work

1964 - 1967
1948
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Born

Maihara, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

1948

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 Paradise project 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 (09.03.2021)

 

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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