Kazumi Yoshida: Charade

June 7 – July 15, 2017

Orpheus 1

Orpheus 1, Painted board in wood box, 21 x 17.5 x 4.5 inches

Orpheus 2

Orpheus 2, Painted board in wood box, 21 x 17.5 x 4.5 inches

Orpheus 3

Orpheus 3, Painted board in wood box, 21 x 17.5 x 4.5 inches

Sculptural Diptych, No. 1

Sculptural Diptych, No. 1, Acrylic and wood in board, 20 x 17 inches

Sculptural Diptych, No. 2

Sculptural Diptych, No. 2, Acrylic and wood in board, 20 x 17 inches

Barragan Series, 1-6

Barragan Series, 1-6, Acrylic and thread on wood, 21 x 21 inches each

Geometric Spill (Black), 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

Art Modern, Sec D

Kazumi Yoshida, Art Modern Sec E, Painted wood, 44 x 44 x 4 inches

Eurydice 1

Eurydice 1, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Eurydice 2

Eurydice 2, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Eurydice 3

Eurydice 3, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Barragan Diptych, 1-2

Barragan Diptych, 1-2, Acrylic and thread on wood, 43 x 43 inches each

Menagerie 1

Menagerie 1, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Menagerie 2

Menagerie 2, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Menagerie 3

Menagerie 3, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Menagerie Sextet

Menagerie Sextet, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Heffalump

Heffalump, Gouache on paper, 41 x 41 inches

Portrait Series, No. 5

Portrait Series, No. 5, Gouache on paper, 26 x 19.5 inches

Portrait Series, No. 7

Portrait Series, No. 7, Gouache on paper, 26 x 19.5 inches

Portrait Series, No. 7

Portrait Series, No. 7, Gouache on paper, 26 x 19.5 inches

Portrait Series, No. 8

Portrait Series, No. 8, Gouache on paper, 26 x 19.5 inches

Portrait Series, No. 9

Portrait Series, No. 9, Gouache on paper, 26 x 19.5 inches

Portrait Series, No. 1

Portrait Series, No. 1, Gouache on paper, 26 x 19.5 inches

Roar Black

Roar Black, Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches

Roar Blue

Roar Blue, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Press Release

Cheryl Hazan Gallery is pleased to present “Charade” featuring new work by Kazumi Yoshida. Artist Reception will be held 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on June 7th.

 

Kazumi Yoshida’s new series of works renew the artist’s spring boldness while capitalizing on his trademark charm and sophisticated insouciance. Amongst the several series, the artist continues to lean into negative space, pushing further what he can contemplate and articulate in his newfound spaces. The Menagerie series elicits a humor and spontaneity while remaining grounded in the artist’s structured compositions. Yoshida’s sculptural approach to portraiture allows ideas to emerge from his spry visual consciousness as he masters and re-masters color, form, and space within his wild narratives.

 

The characters in the Orpheus and Eurydice series evoke the fractures and fissures of the human mind. The various characters illustrate fragmented personalities and reflect upon the creative process of self-inquiry. Throughout the two figure series, Yoshida contemplates his central theme of self inquiry and subsequent discovery. This introspective process involves reassembling aspects of the self into a unified whole, paralleling the classical creative process.

 

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. His paintings and sculptures have been included in numerous shows throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. His work has been featured in many publications including Vanity Fair, Interior Design, House & Garden, Traditional Home.