If the metropolises of the next millennium are futuristic pyramids in glass, Masaaki Yonemoto’s (1987- ) skyscrapers would reign bright in the night sky, glistening softly in their incandescent splendour. Born and based in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yonemoto is a young artist, yet his talent is undisputed. Graduating head of his class at the Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts in 2010, and further completing his graduate studies at the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Yonemoto has received more than 11 major awards in glass in the three years since leaving university. Ultimately, the artist strives to achieve a lyrical ‘architectural minimalism in glass’ that combines the beauty of a basic outer facade coupled with the beauty of a revealed interior that is at once complex and striking.
TEFAF Maastricht, Art Miami, Art Stage Singapore, Spring Masters New York, SOFA Chicago