neil hamamoto (b. 1993) is a conceptually focused artist best known for his idiosyncratic sculptures most commonly created from wood, metal and other prefabricated objects. his most recent projects, the bodega paintings and txt msg machine, recontextualize commercially manufactured objects to invoke the feeling of newness. by reviving the identity of outdated objects, hamamoto's work offers a glimpse of the future present through a nostalgic lens and questions the worth of innovation.
before pursuing sculpture as a full time career, neil graduated from stanford university with a bs in mechanical engineering - product design and worked in the wood and metal shops for jeff koons. in addition to practicing as a artist, neil owns and operates worthless studios – an art studio in tribeca, new york that challenges the boundaries and expectations of its artists.
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