May 20, 2012

Mind-Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

 

Born in Japan but now living and working in New York City, artist Kumi Yamashita does incredible things with light and shadows. Kumi has an impressive list of solo and group shows sine the late 90s along with a host of permanent collections around the world.

Kumi received her bachelor in fine arts at the Cornish College of the Arts in Washington and obtained her masters in fine art from the Glasgow School of Art in the UK.

In her series entitled Light & Shadow, Kumi uses a single light source along with an assortment of perfectly placed objects to create incredible shadow silhouettes and artwork on walls. Please enjoy this small sample below, and be sure to visit Kumi’s official site for even more amazing artwork.

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2003 | H250, W500, D5cm | Aluminum numbers, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka Japan

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2003 | H250, W500, D5cm | Aluminum numbers, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka Japan

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

1994 | H180, W230, D5cm | Wood, single light source, shadow | Microsoft Art Collection, Washington USA

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

1994 | H180, W230, D5cm | Wood, single light source, shadow | Microsoft Art Collection, Washington USA

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2011 | H366, W366, D1cm | Creased Japanese paper, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by American Express, New York City USA

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2011 | H366, W366, D1cm | Creased Japanese paper, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by American Express, New York City USA

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2010 | H110, W50, D15cm | Carved wood, single light source, shadow | Private collection

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2003 | H200, W150, D20cm | Stainless steel, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by Namba Parks Tower, Osaka Japan

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2005 | H200, W120, D10cm | Cut aluminum plate, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by Stellar Place Sapporo JR Tower, Hokkaido, Japan.

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2009 | H90, W90, D15cm (Mother) H45, W45, D11cm (Child) | Sculpted wood, single light source, shadow | Perfe Takiyama Maternity Clinic, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2011 | H183, W427, D10cm | Carved wood, single light source, shadow

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

2002 | H160, W160, D20cm | Cut aluminum plate, single light source, shadow | Commissioned by Takikawa Hall, Hokkaido Japan

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

1997 | H230, W400, D5cm | Wood, single light source, shadow | Collection of Boise Art Museum, Idaho USA

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

1997 | H230, W400, D5cm | Wood, single light source, shadow | Collection of Boise Art Museum, Idaho USA

 

 

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Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

1997 | H230, W400, D5cm | Wood, single light source, shadow | Collection of Boise Art Museum, Idaho USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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