Yutaka Minegishi

Japan-Germany, b.1973

Yutaka Minegeishi studied metal craft at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo before moving to Germany in 1995 as a guest student of Fachhochschule, Pforzheim and then as a Masters student of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. He completed his Diploma in 2003 under the tutelage of Professor Otto Künzli and has since held solo exhibitions in Munich and Tokyo, as well as participating in many international group exhibitions.  A large part of Minegishi’s practice is his hand carving from single blocks of material.  In 2013 he exhibited his works in ebony, mammoth ivory and rose ivory amongst other materials in his first Australian solo show, Mainly Twisted at Gallery Funaki. His work was also included in Unexpected Pleasures at the NGV in Melbourne and the London Design Museum in 2012, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Museum Ceskeho Raje, Czech Republic and the Stichting Francoise van den Bosch, Amstelveen.

Poo ring, 2013, lignum vitae

More work by Yutaka Minegishi

Beetle ring by Yutaka Minegishi Beetle ring, 1999, ebony, Japanese maple
Ring by Yutaka Minegishi Ring, 2013, bronze (ancient Iranian beads)
Ring by Yutaka Minegishi Ring, 2013, ebony
Poo ring by Yutaka Minegishi Poo ring, 2013, lignum vitae
Ring by Yutaka Minegishi Ring, 2013, pink ivory (wood)
Ring by Yutaka Minegishi Ring, 2013, mammoth ivory


Mainly Twisted

September 10 to October 5, 2013

Japanese born, German based artist Yutaka Minegishi presents his first solo exhibition in Australia.