Takakazu YAMADA From November 2019 to January 2020

Mr. YAMADA was born in 1957 in Nagoya, Japan and he completed his undergraduate studies at Aichi Prefecture University of Fine Arts in 1981. He went on to complete his Master’s Degree at the same university two year later. He spent the next decade working in the field of art restoration and preservation. By 1996, the work of Mr. YAMADA was gaining recognition and acclaim and he began to display his work in yearly exhibitions. His distinguished art career has now spanned two decades and in recognition, he was selected as an advising member of the Japan Art Institute, and is currently a guest professor of painting at the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh.

His first trip to Cambodia was in 1994. By 1999, he had made over 40 trips to the country, and now divides his time between Japan and running the Yamada School of Art he founded in Phnom Penh. Soon after his first visit, he recognized a need for basic art instruction in the country and felt determined to provide a resource to a new generation of Cambodian artists. He works to instill a love of painting in young children and mentors young, promising adults as they develop their skill and explore the possibilities of creative expression. His personal inspiration comes from a love of nature, the interplay between human and the natural world, and a particular love of trees in all their diverse forms. Trees are sentinels and witnesses to the passing of time around them.

Monsieur YAMADA est à Nagoya en 1957. Il y fait ses études et sort diplômé de l’Université des Beaux Arts de la préfecture de Aichi en 1981. Il continue dans la même Université pour y acquérir son Master. Il passe une dizaine d’années dans l’art de la restauration et de la préservation. A partir de 1996, le travail de YAMADA commence à être reconnu et plébiscité. Il fait une exposition de ses œuvres chaque année. Sa carrière très remarquée pendant une vingtaine d’années est si bien reconnue qu’il est choisi pour devenir membre conseiller à la ‘Japan Art Institute’. Il est actuellement Professeur de peinture, invité par l’Ecole Royale des Beaux Arts  de Phnom Penh. Son premier voyage au Cambodge a lieu en 1994. En 1999, on peut dire que Yamada a fait 40 voyages entre le Japon et le Cambodge. Maintenant il partage son temps entre le Japon et le Cambodge où il dirige son école de peinture “La Yamada School of Art” qu’il a créé à Phnom Penh. Très vite après son arrivée au Cambodge, il a ressenti le besoin de dispenser une instruction de base dans le domaine des arts pour la nouvelle génération d’artistes cambodgiens. Il essaye d’instiller l’amour de la peinture aux jeunes enfants et guide les jeunes adultes prometteurs à développer leur création artistique. Son inspiration lui vient de l’amour de la nature et son interaction avec l’homme. Il aime particulièrement les arbres avec toutes leurs variétés. Les arbres sont les sentinelles et les témoins de tout ce qui se passe autour d’eux.

 Japanese teacher Takakazu YAMADA has created twenty years ago 
his own School of Art in Phnom Penh - CAMBODIA

Charity Auction Events

ReCreation Art Agency, Phnom Penh is pleased to welcome the return of Lionel Gosset, Director of Collections CHRISTIE’S Paris, as the auctioneer at the 2014 Charity Art Auction to be held at Raffles Hotel Le Royal on Saturday and Sunday, 29 & 30 March 2014. (To learn more about Raffles visit: www.raffles.com/phnom-penh/)

The auction will feature the works of 38 Cambodian and International Artists with 47 lots for bid. (To discover more about the artists explore the link above, and if you want to learn about bidding at an auction download the “How to” form.)

The weekend will also feature a dance performance by Amrita Performing Arts. (To learn more about Amrita, visit amritaperformingarts.org)

100% of the money raised at the charity auction will be donated to two beneficiaries: Cambodia 2000 arts charity and, Amrita Performing Arts

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