Kumi Yamashita

Fragments (Detail)
Fragments (Detail)

Cast resin, single light source, shadow Permanent Collection of New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe USA 270 x 400 x 2 cm. 2009

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Fragments
Fragments

Cast resin, single light source, shadow Permanent Collection of New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe USA 270 x 400 x 2 cm. 2009

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Conversation
Conversation

Styrene, motor, single light source, shadow 150 x 40 x 40 cm. 1999

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Fragments (Detail)
Fragments (Detail)

Cast resin, single light source, shadow Permanent Collection of New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe USA 270 x 400 x 2 cm. 2009

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Kumi Yamashita is a New York City–based Japanese artist. 

 

Yamashita received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994 from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and completed her Master of Fine Arts in 1999 from Glasgow School of ArtGlasgow, Scotland.

She is best known for her light and shadow sculptures constructed from everyday objects. "I sculpt using light and shadow. I construct single or multiple objects and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow)." In her Constellation series portraits are created by winding a single black thread around galvanized brads on a white board. The dark areas are produced solely by densely wound and overlapping thread.

http://www.kumiyamashita.com/