Hiroshi Yamano

Hiroshi Yamano

Hiroshi Yamano always knew that it was glass he wanted to pursue. “My works,” he says, “come from all my experiences. The memories I have from my experiences are my most important treasures. To keep finding my treasures, I have to keep swimming the world like a fish swimming in the waters.” For the last 27 years, Yamano has been traveling the world and gathering inspiration. “I am a fish,” he says, “who is always looking for something. I am a fish who cannot stop swimming until my body stops moving. Maybe I will swim forever, like the universe.”

Fish are a recurrent motif in Yamano’s glass vessels. He adheres to a strict thematic approach expressing his dynamism through his fluid forms. In some vessels he delineates form and decoration by casing his panels with patterns of fish in colorless glass. In others, he merges the two into opulent, elegant forms. Yamano’s work is also as much about interiors as it is about exteriors, weaving together rich brocades of gold, silver and copper foils while creating a seductive interplay of transparency and translucency.

fs16 mini by Hiroshi Yamano

FS16 Mini

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
13.5″ x 6″ x 3″

f31 mini by Hiroshi Yamano

FS31 Mini

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
11.5″ x 7″ x 7″

fs184 by Hiroshi Yamano

FS184

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
19″ x 12″ x 8″

scene of Japan 108 by Hiroshi Yamano

Scene of Japan – 108

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
34″ x 12.5″ x 10″

scene of Japan 100 by Hiroshi Yamano

Scene of Japan – 100

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
38″ x 12.5″ x 10″

scene of Japan 31 by Hiroshi Yamano

Scene of Japan – 31

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
4″ x 11″ x 10.5″

nagare 26 by Hiroshi Yamano

Nagare #26

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
6.5″ x 14.5″ x 8″

nagare 29 by Hiroshi Yamano

Nagare #29

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
6.5″ x 18.5″ x 18.5″

new scene of Japan by Hiroshi Yamano

New Scene of Japan – FNS#8

Blown, sculpted glass
Silver leaf engraving
14.5″ x 13″ x 7.5″

new scene of Japan by Hiroshi Yamano

Drawing on the Vessel #9

Blown glass, engraving, cold
and torch work, painting
29” x 13.5” x 9.5”

new scene of Japan by Hiroshi Yamano

New Scene of Japan #19

Kiln worked glass, fused
silver leaf, and painting
26.5” x 17” x 1”

new scene of Japan by Hiroshi Yamano

New Scene of Japan #20

Kiln worked glass, fused
silver leaf, and painting
12.5” x 12.5” x 1”

new scene of Japan by Hiroshi Yamano

Sachiko & Yamano Collaboration #1

Blown & hot sculpted glass, silver leaf, paint
9.25” x 11” x 9”