YOSHIO OKUYAMA - Profile, Exibition and Public Space-

PROFILE

Born on the 24th of May 1959 near Sapporo (Japan), he studied carving Buddha statues under Master Sohei Eri from 1980 to 1982. In 1986 he moved to Italy and graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara in 1991.

His hand could add something that appeared more natural than nature. He began his research into “artificial beauty” compared with” natural beauty” which has become his lifework.

In 1994 ,his work “Renaissance” was collected by the Italian Embassy in Japan and also made monuments in public offices, National parks and public spaces as well.

He works today between Carrara and Novara.

Exibition

1990
International sculpture exhibition of Piombino - Livorno(Italy)
1991
WWF International sculpture exhibition - Milano
1992
Individual exhibition - Akabira(Japan)
1993
Individual exhibition - Takikawa(Japan)
1994
11th International sculpture biennale “DANTESCA” -Bronze medal prize- Ravenna(Italy)
1996
Individual exhibition - Tokyo
2001
Individual exhibition - Osaka
2005
Individual exhibition - Tokyo
2006
Olympic winter games Torino “EN PLAIN AIR” Sculpture exhibition - Limone (Italy)
2018
ART SITE FEST - Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi - Turin

Public space

1994 “RENAISSANCE
30x89xh29cm(Belgian black marble)
Italian Embassy in Japan
Tokyo
1995 Monuments “SPROUT IN SPRING”
1.3x1.3xh4.0m(Bronze)
          “HOLDING IN AUTUMN”
1.3x1.3xh4.0m(Bronze)
Akabira(Japan)
1995 Monument ”SUNSHINE
5.0x5.0xh4.9m(White mable of carrara)
Sikotsu Touya National Park(Japan)
1995 Monument ”HEAT BEAT OF PIONEER
10.0x8.0xh1.6m(White mable of carrara)
Sapporo(Japan)
1995 Monument ”KOSMOS
1.7x1.7xh4.3m(Bronze , Granite black)
Takikawa(Japan)
2000 Monument
“REDUCE FROM 3DIMENSION TO 2DIMENSION”
6.0x6.0xh0.45m(Bronze , Granite black)
World soccer games 2002 sapporo stadium
Sapporo(Japan)
2001 Monumento
ORIGIN OF THE GLOBAL CREATION
12.0x17.0xh0,75m(Grenite black)
Ministry of Health ,Labour and Welfare - Wako(Japan)