Jiro Yonezawa

81jy Eye, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo, steel, urushi lacquer, 20” x 20” x 20”, 2014, $2,400



Jiro Yonezawa

82jy Thicket, Jiro Yonezawa, steel, bamboo, urushi lacquer,wood, 11.75" x17.25 x 9.5”, 2006, $3,800



Jiro Yonezawa

84jy Twister, Jiro Yonezawa, steel, bamboo, urushi lacquer, 13” x 30” x 5”, 2013, $2,600



Jiro Yonezawa

80jy Twister, Jiro Yonezawa, steel, bamboo, urushi lacquer, 13” x 30” x 5”, 2013, $2,600



jiro yonezawa bamboo sculptural baskets

76-79jy Imagine 1-4, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo, steel bolts, urushi lacquer, 8.5” x 13” x 11” (each), 2012, $500 each



Jiro Yonezawa

68jy Harvest 1 , Jiro Yonezawa, #0528, 582, bamboo, steel, urushi lacquer, 23" x 21", 2005, $4,500



jiro yonezawa large bamboo sculptural basket

63jy Untitled, Jiro Yonezawa, bamboo, urushi lacquer, 55" x 19" x 19", 2005, $18,000



jiro yonezawa large bamboo sculptural basket

44jy Shrine, Jiro Yonezawa, (#0116), bamboo, cane, cedar root, wood, urushi lacquer, 12.5" x 30" x 13" 2001, $5,500



Selected exhibitions:
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin (Ceramic and Fiber: A New Generation); American Craft Museum, New York, New York (Basketmakers selected by John McQueen); Long House Reserve, East Hampton, New York (Small Works in Fiber curated by Jack Lenor Larsen and Mildred Constantine); Crafts Council, London, England (Contemporary International Basketmaking, traveling exhibit) California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, California; Bellevue Art Museum, Washington; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York; Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri; Corvallis Art Center, Oregon; Springfield Museum, Oregon; The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Prizes:
Cotsen Bamboo Prize 2006





jiro yonezawa

64jy Ascension, Jiro Yonezawa, (#0610), bamboo, cedar root, cane, urushi lacquer, 22" x 7" x 7", 2006, $4,000

Statement:
Bamboo basketry for me is an expression of detailed precision. In each basket there is the contrast of disciplined formality in technique and natural freedom in form. There is an element of intrigue and an element of complexity for what lies beyond form. These baskets represent a search for the beauty and precision in nature and a way to balance the chaos evident in these times.
                                Jiro Yonezawa





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