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Masaki Yada

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Degree: MA Fine Art Chelsea
University: BA Fine Art Central Saint Martins
Graduation Year: 2006

New Blood Art Statement

Masaki Yada is a collectable emerging artist, his paintings can be found in renowned collections worldwide, including the Zabludowicz collection, Alison Myners - Chair of Council of Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), University of the Arts London, and many private collections. Yada habitually creates abstract paintings, exploring paint in its full range of textures from translucent inkiness to thick impasto. The paintings achieve a containment of elements both tangled and discreet, an embodiment of the painter's thematic concern with the idea of the city. Yada’s practice has taken a startling turn in mysterious amorphous images offset against a dark plane of colour, suggestive of new life forms, subterranean and self-created.

Artist Statement

As we live in the age of uncertainty, not knowing what to believe spiritually, we often feel an unexplainable feeling of precariousness and a void inside us. When we were young and foolish we indulged ourselves in romantic and idealistic notions of what life is like, hence it did not appear to be so problematic. However, when the reality sets in or in the event of facing adversity in life, we realise that we have nothing to rely on mentally and spiritually. Although we often resort to the comfortable environments that our parents and friends provide, such places are not always guaranteed. As is often the case, in this hectic world, everyone is minding their own business. So where can we go and feel a sense of hope and optimism? In response to such a question, I feel a sense of responsibility. I feel that my mission in life is to provide people with a source of illumination. I strive to create paintings that symbolise light, hope, vitality, and aliveness. Hence, my colour-field abstract paintings are aimed to add more colours to people’s lives. Our everyday life can be mundane and monotonous. Thus, they are the symbolic reminders that we must wake up each morning, realising that there is so much in our life right now. More colours, more life!

Exhibitions

Awards

2009 First Prize, the Open West, Cheltham
2006 Celesta Art Prize, shortlisted, London
2002 European beauty international public offering Spanish grand prix spreading/ displaying, Sun Tongue tail city, Spain
2001 Museum of ‘MIURA’ Painting Award, shortlisted, Japan
2001 Hitachioota Painting Prize, shortlisted, Japan

Selected Exhibitions

2017 Japan in the Danish Royal House, Museum of the Royal Danish Collections
2015 
"Painting as Language", The Muse Gallery, London
2015 'Behind the Brushstroke', Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Art
2014 "The Modernity of the Masterpiece", Mark Ransom, London
2013 Art Grain, Berlin
2013 From the Univeristy Collection, University of London Arts
2012 "Lost Image in Memories", Zero 10, London
2012 'Young Masters', The Cynthia Corbette project, London
2012 'AIR Retrospective', Muse Gallery, London
2011 'Iconoclasts', Lloyds Club, sponsored by the Rothschild Collection, London
2010 'The Art of Display', The Courtauld Institute of Art, Summerset House,
2010 'Mostra itinerante', Alexandropolis, Isola di Samothrace, Technopolis Athene, Russia, China
2009 Art Miami
2009 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair
2009 Florence Biennale, Italy
2009 'Young Masters', The Cynthia Corbette Project, London
2009 'Old Masters Reinterpretation' Rollo Contemporary Art, London
2009 The Open West, University of Gloucestershire gallery
2009 'Gothic', Contemporary Art Society, Sotheby's
2009 The London Art Fair, The Cynthia Corbett, London
2008 'Intermezzo Show' Rollo Contemporary Art gallery, London
2008 'Whisper of Immortality' Natalia Goldin gallery, Stockholm
2008 Red Dot Miami, The Cynthia Corbett, London,
2008 Slick 08, Paris, The Cynthia Corbett, London
2008 'Works on Paper', Empire gallery, Vyner street, London
2008 Open Studios, Florence Trust Studios, Islington, London
2008 'Eros and Tanatos' Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy
2007 'Forbidden Fruit', The Muse at 269, London
2007 'Seduced', Window Gallery in collaboration with Barbican Centre
2007 'Artists in Residence Retrospective', The Muse at 269, London
2007 'THE DREAM The Subconscious' Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy
2007 'Artists in Residence Retrospective', The Muse at 269, London
2007 'Dream Subconscious' Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy
2007 'PORTRAIT NEW TREND', Primo Piano Livingallery, Lecce, Italy
2006 "Layers", Window Gallery, at Central Saint Martins, London
2006 "Layers", Window Gallery, at Central Saint Martins, London
2006 'A Group Exhibition', The Muse at 269, London
2006 'THE GRADUATES 06', Stroud House Gallery, Gloucester
2006 'XHIBIT 06', The Arts Gallery, at University of the Arts London, London
2006 'Gloaming', Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London

Collections

Zabludowicz Art Trust
The Danish Royal Collection

Alison Myners Collection (Chair of ICA London), 
University of Arts London 
Private collections in London, Italy, China, Denmark, USA

 

Original works:

Abstract Painting RWG op.1

By Masaki Yada

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Abstract Painting RWG op.2

By Masaki Yada

£870

Abstract Painting DRW op.1

By Masaki Yada

£830

Abstract Painting DRW op.2

By Masaki Yada

£830

Abstract Painting RGW

By Masaki Yada

£950

Abstract Painting WGP

By Masaki Yada

£830

Abstract Painting GRW

By Masaki Yada

£880

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Pink Clouds

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Abstract Painting Op 1

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Abstract Painting Op 2

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Abstract Painting Op 3

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Abstract Painting Op 6

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Abstract Painting Op 7

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Abstract Painting Op 8

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Abstract Painting Op 9

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Wallpaper Op 1

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Wallpaper Op 2

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Abstract Painting Op 4

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Abstract Op. 15

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Abstract layers Op. 3

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Abstract layers Op. 2

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Abstract layers Op. 4

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Abstract Painting C1

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Abstract Painting C2

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Abstract Painting Y

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Abstract Painting RG

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Abstract Painting Op 5

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Abstract Painting RBG

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Abstract Painting RY op.1

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Abstract Painting RY op.2

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Abstract Painting YB op.1

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Abstract Painting Y

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Abstract Painting P op.1

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Abstract Painting CO

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Abstract Painting YGW

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Abstract Painting WO

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Abstract Painting op.11

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Abstract Painting RGW II

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Abstract Painting WGRdVlt

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Abstract Painting Twin Peaks

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Abstract Painting BOW

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Abstract Painting DRWG

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Abstract Painting CGP

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Abstract Paining WDR

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