With Apple, Yosuke Amemiya tests the boundaries of reality and fiction. Life-like sculptures, left in every day surroundings, like a grocery store or a university, subtly alter the viewer’s experience of place and time. Much more than a practical joke, Apple creates an imaginary space where you least expect it.
Images: Yosuke Amemiya, Apple, oil paint, plastic, wood, 2012, photos by Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Yosuke Amemiya’s art practice mainly focuses on creating disorientation for the viewer, to suggest the feeling of touching another world. “I started my artistic career with sculpture, painting on the surface of the art object. My art practice has developed into video installation that stretches out into the entire given space. In addition, I have recently been working on video installations in which I include my own physical existence.”
Yosuke Amemiya (1975, Japan) lives and works in Amsterdam. He is currently a student at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. He has been part of exhibitions and projects including; Transitions, NIMK (Netherlands Media Art Institute), Amsterdam (2012); Object Rotterdam, Las Palmas, Rotterdam (2012); Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art?, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2010) and Twist and Shout: Contemporary Art from Japan, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok (2009).