Robert Yasuda works | bio
Of his career-long study, Yasuda states: "I am trying to create symbols of transcendent moments -- both in the act of perception and realization." In simple terms, Yasuda has been a minimalist painter for most of his six-decade artistic career. His work is quiet and contemplative, reflecting his Asian-American roots. The paintings are both poetic and architectural.


Working with large wooden superstructures, Yasuda carves very slight shapes and softens the edges of each piece. Then using acrylic polymers he layers each surface, wraps the whole in very sheer fabric and adds more layers of paint. Each layer is visible, allowing an interaction of light and color, visually compounded by the minimally sculpted panels. With this process Yasuda challenges the tradition of typical painting formats.


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