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Born in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan in 1966, Motoi Yamamoto worked in a dockyard until he went to school and received his B.A. from Kanazawa College of art in 1995. Since that time, he has had numerous exhibitions and residencies and won many prestigious awards.
"There are very few artist in history whose work you view and are left with feeling and contemplating things you rarely feel or contemplate when viewing work. Yamamoto is one of those artist. Not only are his forms, medium, and scale simply amazing, the process by which the work is created in itself is almost a meditative and/or spiritual experience. This 'deeper connection' likely involved in his process is completely communicated through the work, and commands a reverence one usually reserves for sacred places of worship or beauty."