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Kumi Yamashita  New York, NY

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About Kumi


Kumi Yamashita was born in Japan and lives in New York City. She received an MFA from Glasglow School of Art in the UK in 1999.

Her work is mostly constructed from everyday objects: building blocks, thread, nails, credit card rubbings, lights. The aim of her process is to explore art beyond the confines of traditional media, and turn ordinary objects into arresting images. Even a simple sheet of paper, if carefully arranged and lit, can create an endless variety of profiles, says Yamashita.

Her work has been exhibited at Seattle Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Yerba Buena Centre, San Francisco, Esplanade in Singapore, Hillside Gallery in Tokyo and the Kent Gallery in New York, among others.


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10 of 20 reactions displayed


Barry blue ba

09.05.2014 @ 4:46 AM

This turns me on


Aishanie

06.22.2012 @ 11:58 AM

so sublime, simple at first but so much complexity in it's execution. I love it x

Fernanda

04.06.2012 @ 6:51 PM

FANTASTIC!!!!amazing work, muito criativo, meu parabéns traga para o Brasil!!!! por favor!

Matt dowling

02.07.2012 @ 11:32 PM

Been a long time since I've been utterly floored by the ingenuity and sheer visual punch of an idea so perfectly executed. Wow!

Adam

02.04.2012 @ 5:29 PM

This is practically magic

Hellomusic129

01.24.2012 @ 11:34 PM

Gosh! I love both of them, they are so beautiful and unique!

Hv2go

01.24.2012 @ 1:49 PM

very expressive, very impressive, what an intresting flow of ideas and so well excecuted. Would love to see these works 'live'.

Steveng

01.23.2012 @ 7:31 PM

utterly engaging execution and conceptually wondrous.

Anna callaway

01.23.2012 @ 6:58 PM

cool that is awesome.

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