My practice involves the process of meaning-making through the displacement of acquired, found, or made images and objects. They are used to compose a series of installations, photographs, and drawings. As an artist I engage to transform the architectural site of display into a repository articulating the naturally, culturally, and socially induced experiences shaping our worldview. This is accomplished by translating my realizations into a visual experience by narrating the loss felt from personally and academically inspired ways of seeing reality; death and dying, philosophy, and social-science. Many of my artworks contain metaphoric icons of melancholia as a result of my investigations and meditations. In an instance my practice is about figuring ways to represent what can be understood by analyzing what is felt in life.
Brian Yoshida was born in Yokohama, Japan, to a Japanese-American mother. He has been educated at Parsons The New School of Design.