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Clothes that cannot be worn

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Tommaso Berra
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al

Masami Yamamoto is not a new Japanese designer who is about to present his FW 22/23 collection, what he creates are not skillfully embroidered sweaters and underwear, but ceramic sculptures.
The white that characterizes the artist’s works is in fact not what would promise a new Martin Margiela, but the color of ceramic, worked with extreme precision, to recreate the folds and shapes of objects that really existed and especially belonged to people who really existed. This is an important theme for the artist, Yamamoto’s works are in fact a way to stop time in a static form, that of stone. The creations thus succeed not only in stopping the hourglass but also in preserving a memory of creased, crumpled objects that convey a lived experience, and not their ideal form.

I think that ceramic materials match very well our human existence through its strong presence and brittleness. From the observation of old clothes or objects, I try to memorize the spirit of the owner and his traces. I have the feeling that the presence of the previous owner and my time are mixed together. Concerning the objects made in ceramic, I feel them like poetic memories of our absolute loneliness and the joys and sorrows of our daily life.” explains Masami Yamamoto.
The artist’s real challenge is to bring back the qualities of textiles through a material different from wool and cotton. It is difficult to recreate the softness of fabrics, as well as their warmth, so Yamamoto exploits the moment when clay is still malleable, in the service of man and the quest to bring the concept of time into an immaterial object.

Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
Masami Yamamoto | Collater.al
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Written by Tommaso Berra
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