For Keiichi Yonemoto, landscape painting means depicting “the constant movement of nature.” Yonemoto uses the elements of water, air, and light to try and depict the invisible: time. Painting in acrylic, he uses grand images of rivers and waterfalls as his base. The water, out under the unending sky with no shore or manmade object in sight, whip themselves into crests and whirlpools that defy gravity. Yonemoto then weaves small currents of air and light in and out of the water's surface, creating a larger dance. Minute sprays and choppy waters suggest that time is moving both quickly and slowly in the world of the painting.
For all its passion and energy, Yonemoto’s work is rooted in pure technical skill. The compositions are geometrically precise. Each piece has a tightly defined palette, executed in detailed realism. Yonemoto knows how light hits water and how wind affects liquid moving at cross-currents, and paints these sophisticated images with a scientist’s accuracy.
Yonemoto was born in Tokyo, Japan and today lives in the city of Inzai, Japan. He has exhibited extensively in Japan.