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In this episode, Jeff sits down to visit with artist Jave Yoshimoto to hear about his art and his perspective. In additional to speaking about his work, he also shares some very compelling examples of it as well and speaks about what each piece means to him personally.
Jave's work takes on the ephemerality of news and information and how the emotions we bring to each tragedy in the news cycle are swept away by the wave of information that floods the media. He addresses this social amnesia through his art with the work acting as a social memory for tragic events so quickly forgotten in our information age.
Jave Yoshimoto is an artist and educator of multi-cultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to United States at a young age. He has since traveled and lived in various parts of the country which influenced his artistic practice. He believes in creating art works that are socially conscious and true to his authentic self. Similarly in his teaching philosophy, he encourages his students to explore their personal identity and experiences to put into their creative compositions while developing their technical skills.
To learn more about Jave and his art, please visit