Exhibition of Japanese painter and sculptor Yutaka Toyota

It will be held in Buenos Aires FINE ARTS, Art Gallery located in Cuba in 1930 Belgrano. The exhibition will run from May 20 to June 19 the following schedule: Monday to Friday from 13 to 19 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 13 pm

Yukata Toyota will hold an exhibition of his works in Buenos Aires. Yutaka Toyota sign is called "Light and Color Juxtaposed and Kinetic Japanese" If we examine activities and Yutaka Toyota sculptor and painter born in Japan in 1931, established in Brazil since the 60s, we endorse the role of relevance of this artist and his contemporary expression. Distinctions and awards recognizing his career realize it.

Yutaka used metal, stone metal, noble elements that incorporating event explores sometimes combined with the colors of the spectrum. Monumental Works, integrated architecture in Brazil (Garden of Light, Pinacoteca of São Paulo, the Brazilian British Centre, private homes) and countless exhibitions in recent decades are indications that never failed to convey the essence of his art without forgetting the undoubted Japanese characteristics which increases its originality, its delicacy, its futuristic synthesis.

A few days after the sample we talked to the artist.

- How were your beginnings?

-I started in the art world when I started to make my first paintings at age 10 influenced by an uncle who painted in oil on canvas and saw in me a natural gift. The paintings that I were creating a European fashion and paint impressionist landscapes and especially the mountains of the region where I lived in the city of Tendo, Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan.

- Why you chose painting and sculpture?

-I trained at the University of Art in Tokyo, Tokyo Daigaku Geijutsu, the most prestigious art college in Japan, specializing in Urushi therefore had to paint despite not having much notion of three-dimensional objects. When you arrive in Brazil my painting had a very refined technique using a variety of materials that provide volume and texture in fabrics, but after going to Italy from 1965 to 1969 through the influence of kinetic art and Op art, my work it has become increasingly dimensional sculpture from!

- Who do was inspired to develop this successful career?

-I was inspired by an Argentine maestro, Lucio Fontana, because I went to Milan where met other work masters, Enrico Castellani, Bruno Munari. Trevi Spatiality, Munari of Opposites, had already brought the influence of oriental, positive and negative, male and female culture, etc..

- How is called the art currently being undertaken and to be presented at the exhibition in Buenos Aires?

-My art is one of the Op Art and kinetic art cosmic design, bringing influences from Eastern Zen Buddhism with the whole philosophy of universal opposites, like the black and white, positive and negative, male and female, and so on. Western physics of materials and dimensions of time and space as the fourth and new visions of cosmic existence.

-Being Japanese, what influence of Japanese culture applies in your art?

-I have a big Japanese influence, I'm a perfectionist and applied, very organized, my geometric lines are clean and conceptually rigorous and possess the influence of Zen Buddhism as a philosophical principle of nature, peace and harmony!

- How we are going to surprise in their shows in Buenos Aires Argentina?

This time we will show only sculptures and wall works about 20 medium and small size, works from different periods and very recently to see a bit of what he has done in the past decades.

Source: Sergio Miyagi

traslation: Belén Zapata