Yutaka Sone

He was born in 1965 in Shizuoka, Japan, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. The artist’s architectural training has had a profound effect on his subsequent artistic production, which is marked by an almost obsessive attention to detail and by the structural-volumetrical construction of his pieces.

Yutaka Sone is primarily a sculptor, but he has often resorted to painting, drawing, photography, video, and performance. His works are created by combining organic and synthetic materials and by contrasting the city's image with that of the jungle. His most recent personal exhibitions include: Baby Banana Tree at the Boone Sculpture Garden in Pasadena, Calif., (2009); Yutaka Sone: Snow at the Maison Hermès Le Forum in Tokyo (2010); and Yutaka Sone: Perfect Moment at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (2011). He has also exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles (2003); the 50th Venice Biennale of Art (2003), representing Japan, together with Motohiko Odan; the Kunsthalle in Bern, Switzerland; the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado (2006); and the Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art in London (2007). Among his major exhibitions, let us recall, however: the 7th Istanbul Biennial (2001); the 25th Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2003); the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2004); and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (2008).

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