Yasuda, born in Hawaii, creates iridescent paintings that are subtle and full of color. The title of the exhibition comes from Japanese proverb.
He paints using layers of acrylic paint on sheer woven fabric overtop scuplted wooden panels. The surfaces are architectural and ethereal. The paintings come in a variety of shapes, not just the typical rectangle.After panels are finished alternate layers fabric and apint are added until he has what he wants. In the finished pieces each layer is visible in some subtle way.
Although, as mentioned, from Hawaii, Yasuda moved to New York City in the 1950s. He has been exhibited worldwide. Work is included in The Library of Congress, The Brooklyn Museum, The Bass Museum, Carnegie Institute, The Corcoran Gallery and many others.