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