Kumi Yamashita – Living Shadows

Kumi Yamashita

Original for her tech­nique an artist soon caught my atten­tion and simply bewitched. Japanese archi­tects, cal­li­graph­ers and artists have always beguiled me with their ped­antry, eleg­ant lines and a sense of tran­quil­ity. Scrupulous Kumi thor­oughly, mil­li­meter accur­ately brings life to the inter­play of fig­ures and lights.

Kumi Yamashita

Artist makes a toy of our vis­ion and mind just as light some­times mis­leads us. For instance, we can admire an aston­ish­ing com­pos­i­tion of scattered three-​dimentional num­ber fig­ures, but when the light goes out and a real spot­light is turned on, an over­shad­ow­ing second spec­tacle appears – espe­cially real­istic woman fig­ure assembled of those num­bers which hap­pen to be scattered over not so accidentally.

Kumi Yamashita

Kumi doesn’t con­fine her­self strictly to the shad­ows although appar­ently it’s her favour­ite sub­ject. She also cre­ates grand size por­traits yet again she’s not lim­ited by tra­di­tional tech­niques. A tech­nique itself brings its own concept. An example could be Kumi’s series of real­istic chil­dren por­traits imprin­ted by sol­dier shoes or por­trait of Samuel Beckett, a writer, depic­ted by phrases he wrote him­self. You will be able to view these works on a per­sonal artist’s web­site.

Kumi Yamashita

Yamashita man­ages to find that rare bal­ance between beauty and brain — Lost at E minor

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