Yuli Yamagata

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Yuli Yamagata's work is on shaky ground – there are elements of painting in the use of colour, pattern and composition; there are sculptural aspects in the volume of the objects he creates, in their three-dimensionality; there is a whole craftsmanship in the sewing, at the same time that there is a sensation of being in front of an industrially manufactured object, due to its dubious finish; there is a lot of strangeness in the forms (legs without bodies, chimerical animals and alien vegetation), and an immense familiarity with colors, materials and prints, after all, the artist makes use of known and recognizable images.

Graduated from USP with a focus on sculpture, Yamagata has been developing these objects-cushions-sculptures-installations in recent years, always reflecting a state of consumption and design of her time. The combinations of popular screaming prints, fairytale colors of gym clothes and rounded and soft shapes that he builds create a very unique universe, of fantastic, funny, weird beings and at the same time ordinary and precarious in their materiality.

Yuli Yamagata (1989) is a visual artist graduated in 2015 from USP, with a bachelor's degree in sculpture. Among his main exhibitions and projects are: “Rocambole” (Pivô / São Paulo); “Tropical Extravaganza: Paola and Paulina” (SESC Niterói / Rio de Janeiro); “Honor to Merit” (Forum UFRJ / Rio de Janeiro). He created the scenography and costumes for “Sonhos de Uma Noite de Verão” (Satyros / Brazil). Participated in the following residencies: Summer Camp #5, Ateliê 397 (São Paulo); Pivô Research (São Paulo); and Despacio (Costa Rica). In 2018 she was nominated for the PIPA award.

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