Shinya Yamamura

Born 1960, Tokyo

Completed his studies in design at the Kanazawa Art Crafts University in 1984 where he is now a Professor. In 1986 he received a degree from the Craft Art Research Department at the same institution, studying with Oba Shogyo and Mukai Takeshi. While his delicate mixed-media pieces are created through a very precise use of traditional lacquer techniques and styles the materials he uses are of the avant-garde;  wooden branches, deer hair, and such metals as iron and brass powder are used and inextricably bound together creating works that are both fascinating and stimulating to the viewer. 

Mr Yamamura has exhibited in solo exhibitions in Japan and group exhibitions world wide, including one at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.