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.

 

 

1.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 12 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

2.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 7 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

3.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 4 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

4.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 9 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

5.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 13 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

6.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 15 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

7.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 14 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

8.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 5 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

9.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 3 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

10.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 2 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

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

 

 

11.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 1 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

12.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 8 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

13.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 10 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

14.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 6 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

15.

 

shadow art silhouette art kumi yamashita 11 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

Artwork by Kumi Yamashita

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

 

 

shadow art by rashad alakbarov 1 Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

 

 

 

zebra shadows aerial from above national geographic Mind Blowing Shadow Art by Kumi Yamashita

 

 

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