Japanese born artist Yoskay Yamamoto, opened a new solo exhibition at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, California. Picking Up Where We Left Off references the time Yamamoto was able to spend with his family earlier this year after more than an eight year span since seeing his brother. Yamamoto was relieved that they were all able to reconnect as if no time had passed. This reconnection with family has inspired Yamamoto’s new paintings and sculptural works.
Born and raised in Toba, Japan, Yamamoto moved to the United States at the age of 15. A self-taught illustrator, Yamamoto’s fuses the blends pop iconic characters from his adopted western home with traditional and mythical Japanese elements, balancing his Asian heritage with urban pop art.