YUSUKE YAMAMOTO Silversmith

About - Yusuke Yamamoto

YUSUKEYAMAMOTO Silversmith

Statement

My work is a manifestation of my everyday observations. Everything that I experience in life has a potential to be translated into my practice.

For example, from the smells in a green dense forest, the noise and colour during a trip to the country or to the city, the patterns of a mathematical expression on a blackboard.

As a result this stimulates my curiosity and creative obsession which leads to its own story of silver.

Once I have found the essence of my narrative then I begin to jot down these ideas onto silver with my individual style of sculptured and chased silver forms, exploring movement and pattern through distinctive surface texture and hammered marks.

My everyday observations allow me to continually evolve and reflect within my practise.

CV

Yusuke Yamamoto graduated from Musashino Art University in 2004 and now exhibits and sells his award winning hammer-raised and chased pieces worldwide, with work featuring in prestigious public collections in the UK and abroad.

2000-2004
BA, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, Industrial, Interior & Craft Design

2017
Contemporary British silversmith precious box making course with Ray Walton

2015

Goldsmiths’ Company Master Craftsman Internships 2015 with Malcolm Appleby
Glasgow School of Art, Visiting Lecturer, Silversmithing and Jewellery
Glasgow School of Art, guest speaker

2014
Musashino Art University, guest speaker
Medal team for Commonwealth Game 2014
Glasgow School of Art, teaching assistant
Glasgow School of Art, guest speaker

2012-2013
Glasgow School of Art, Artist in Residence
Glasgow School of Art, guest speaker

2010-2012
Work for Hiroshi Suzuki, Japan

2005-2010
Musashino Art University, Industrial, Interior & Craft Design, Research Associate Metalsmithing

2004
Musashino Art University, Industrial, Interior & Craft Design, Workshop assistant, Metalsmithing

2020
Aelwyd, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff,Wales

2019
Aelwyd, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
Collect 2019, Saatchi Gallery, London
Goldsmiths’ North, Sheffield
Goldsmiths’ Fair 2019, London
HammerClub 2019 : Renewal, Dock Street Studios,Dundee
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018, Silvermuseum , Freiberg , Germany

2018
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018, ZILVERMUSEUM Schoonhoven Nederland
MINIATURISTS ,The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh.
Elements , Lyon & Turnbull , Edinburgh
Goldsmiths fair, Goldsmiths hall, London
Made for the Table,The Holburne Museum,Bath ,/RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE,Wales
Lasting Impressions ,NATIONAL CRAFT GALLERY – Kilkenny,Ireland
RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE,Wales
Collect 2018 Saatchi Gallery, London

2017
A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION,The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh.
The New Abstraction Exhibition, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
PRECIOUS MYSTERIES, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
‘Made for the Table’, The Harley Gallery
Inspired 2017, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2016
Inspired 2016, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
18th Silver Triennale international, Hanau, Germany

2015
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
The Silversmith’s Art Made in Britain today, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Modern Masters [Metal & Jewellery], The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
International Jewellery London 2015, The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design stand at Olympia, London
Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, West Sussex
The Craftsmanship & Design Awards Exhibition 2015, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2014
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
Summer Exhibition, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, West Sussex
Exhibition “Dialogue with nature”, Schwäbisch Gmünd / Germany
Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER Silver Schools, The Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland
Art for Care, Charity fundraising event, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
AIR 16, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Artists in Residence from Glasgow School of Art exhibition, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art
Contemporary Silver at Drapers’ Hall, Drapers’ Hall, London
The Craftsmanship & Design Awards Exhibition 2014, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2013
Solo Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Yusuke Yamamoto and Satoko Takemura GSA Exhibitions, Mackintosh building The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
AIR Exhibition, Light House, Glasgow
The Craftsmanship & Design Awards Exhibition2013, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

2011
Christmas Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Under 50 Exhibition, Gallery Sakuranoki, Karuizawa, Nagano Japan

2010
Exhibition of Research Associates, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo

Exhibition of Research Associates, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo
Wonderful Exhibition, Gallery Sakuranoki, Karuizawa, Nagano Japan
ART FAIR TOKYO 2009, Tokyo International Forum B2, Exhibition Hall, Gallery Kisimoto, Tokyo
ART FEIR TOBI 2009, Tokyo Bijyutu Culb, Gallery Kisimoto, Tokyo

2008
Exhibition of Research Associates, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo
Group Show, Onishi Gallery, New York
SOFA-The International Expositions of Sculpture Objects &
Functional Art , Park Avenue Armory・ART MIYA, New York
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Jyu-ichigatu, Ginza, Tokyo
ART FAIR TOKYO 2008, Tokyo International Forum B2 Exhibition Hall, Gallery Kisimoto, Tokyo

2007
Exhibition of Research Associates, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo
Exhibition of The Work of Metal part3, KEY Gallery & Gallery Seika, Kyoubasi Tokyo
Portrait picture exhibition of pet, Gallery egakukan, Nisisinbasi Tokyo
Solo Exhibition, Gyallery Jyu-ichigatu, Ginza, Tokyo

2006

 

Exhibition of Research Associates, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo
Ceramic & Metal Works, Gallery-ES, Aoyama, Tokyo
Exhibition of The Work of Metal part2, Gallery-52,Iidabasi,Tokyo

2005

 

The 41th Kanagawa Art Exhibition, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery,Kanagawa
RESYCL’art 2005, EXPO2005 AICHI, Aichi Japan
Solo Exhibition, Gyallery Garou, Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan
Exhibition of The Work of Metal, Gallery-52,Iidabasi,Tokyo

2004
Group Exhibition, GALERIA RASEN, Kunitachi, Tokyo
Degree show 2004, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

2019
HammerClub 2019, 4th prize, European Silversmiths Forum Dundee United Kingdom

2018
Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018 shortlisted

2015
Goldsmiths’ Company Master Craftsman Internships
Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards, Chaser senior silver prize

2013
The P & O Makower Trust Silver Commission for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales 2013, Shortlist

The Clothworkers’ Company, London

The Goldsmiths’ Company, London
New College, Oxford