Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano

Friday, June 11, 2010Saturday, July 31, 2010


Hong Kong, China

On Wednesday, June 9th from 7pm-9pm, at Kee Club in the presence of the artist

The exhibition continues from June 11 to July 31 at Art Statements spaces in Central and Aberdeen

About Yoshitake Amano

Amano was born in 1952 in Shizuoka City, Japan. He joined the early Japanese anime movement in 1967, working on character design for a number of Japanese TV programs, including the series Kashaan and Tekkaman. Amano then developed series that are deeply rooted in people's heart such as Gatchaman (aka The Battle of the Planets), Honey Bee and Vampire D. His fame grew further in 1987 when he created the characters for the world acclaimed Final Fantasy series. Amano has won several prestigious awards including the Seiun Award in 1983 and the Julie Award, Dragon Con Award and the Eisner Award. He was also nominated that same year for the Hugo Award.

What is very singular with Yoshitaka Amano is that he only started to create contemporary art works six years ago, while being already a megastar for his commercial works. Yet his presence and strong influence can be felt from the beginning of the Anime movement with Takashi Murakami being inspired and re-interpreting many of Amano's creations in his own works.

Amano has exhibited in prestigious museum and galleries worldwide, including MOCA Taipei, The Orlean Musuem of Art in France, Tokyo's Uenonomori Museum, The Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, MOCA Shanghai, Germany's Kunstverein Heilbronn and the Barbican Centre in London.

Addresses:

Kee Club 6/F, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Art Statements Main Gallery, Unit 6-7, 17/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Art Statements Central Branch, G/F, 192A Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong