Roar Blue, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches
Roar Black, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches,
Bricolage, 2016, Vintage wallpaper on wood, 43 x 43 x 2 in
Fanfare, 2016, Acrylic on wood, 43 x 43 x 2 in
Geometric Spill (Green), 2016, Acrylic and string on wood, 21 x 26 x 3 in
Geometric Spill (Red), 2016, Acrylic and string on wood, 21 x 26 x 3 in
Geometric Spill (White), 2016, Acrylic and string on wood, 21 x 26 x 3 in
Grisaille Legend, 2016, Acrylic on wood, 43 x 43 x 2 in
Noir Legend, 2016, Acrylic on wood, 43 x 43 x 2 in
Blue Planet Series, 2014painted wood and string, 48 x 48 in
Blue Planet 2, 2015, acrylic on wood with string, 63 x 63 x 3 1/2 inches
As the long time art director of the peerless American textile firm, Clarence House, Kazumi Yoshida has created a signature style of figuring ease and naturalism into contemporary pieces. The artist’s distinct aesthetic has also been notably realized in textile, Kazumi has created Hermès luxury items in partnership with the esteemed French brand for several years.
The artist’s diverse body of work exhibits a newborn, spring boldness, while simultaneously retaining restraint and speaking to what is human and universal. His sculptural paintings in particular allow ideas to emerge from his spry visual consciousness as he masters and re-masters color, form, and space within his wild narratives.
In recent work, Kazumi delves wholly into exploration of space: space as texture, and space as feeling. The works belay classic minimalism, and are neither severe nor strident: they are pared down worlds, created to be entered as chambers and cities, hopeful in their blankness.