David Umemoto’s work embraces the simplicity of the material and the economy of the means. Pragmatic and poetic, his current practice bridges the spirit of Architecture, Sculpture and Design.
During a stay in Indonesia in 2010, he collaborated with traditional artisans and learned to appreciate the value of manual craftsmanship. Upon his return to Quebec, he experimented with various applied arts (jewelry, tessellation art and print making) and returned to his roots in architecture, focusing on the creation of concrete sculptures, miniature architectural pieces that evoke Brutalist structures.
David Umemoto holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Laval University (Quebec). He is represented by Galerie Art Mûr in Montreal and Modern Shapes Gallery in Antwerp.