Kensuke Yamada

Kensuke Yamada emigrated from Japan to attend college in America. To overcome the huge language barrier and assimilate into his new life, he discovered early on that he could communicate most effectively through his sculptures.  Yamada’s ceramic figures embody enchantment and are inspired by universal experiences.  He uses gestures, textures and patterns to relate simple, yet meaningful body language and facial expressions, all the while creating a rhythm that literally brings his figures to life..  His work begs us to think about the moment, not the movement of time, and by cutting past complexities it leaves the viewer with an almost otherworldly experience, not typically felt in our daily lives.