© Hiroyuki Hamada

Untitled #46, 2003-2005
burlap, enamel, oil, plaster, resin, solvents, tar, wax,
dia. 34 x 11 inches

Hiroyuki Hamada

Plane Space is delighted to present the work of Hiroyuki Hamada.

Working with a wide variety of materials, including burlap, enamel, oil, plaster, resin, solvents, tar, and wax, Hamada creates sculptures that have heavily worked, yet subtle, textural surfaces. With the exception of a couple of pieces situated on pedestals, the works hang on the walls, protruding into the viewer's space. While the overall shapes of the works are rooted in a loose geometry (cones, ellipsoids, semispheres), the surfaces emphasize the working process, pushing the limits of the materials used.

Working on many pieces simultaneously through a layering process that takes multiple years, Hamada combines his mixture of elements rendering it near impossible to discern what materials are used and how.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Hamada now lives and works in East Hampton, New York. He received his B.A. from West Liberty State College in Virginia and earned his M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. In addition to exhibiting consistently and extensively in the northeast, Hamada has been awarded residencies at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Edward F. Albee Foundation/William Flanagan Memorial Creative Person's Center, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the MacDowell Colony, Studios Midwest in Illinois, and the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts. In 1998, he was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant.

Exhibition: January 5 - February 5, 2006
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 10am - 6 pm, Sun 1 - 5 pm

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