Kumi Yamashita Amazing Shadow Art
Kumi is an artist that deals with space. Abstract space. Negative space. And pretty much any series of art he does is guaranteed to go viral pretty quickly. Take for his series of “paintings” entitled Constellation that utilize a block of wood painted white. And thousands and thousands of galvanized nails.
The effect is startling realistic when in the hands of Yamashita. The galvanized nails paint the black, the white painted board throws the only light in the composition.
But its his latest series of “paintings” that have me in a dither right now. Kumi has utilized a single light source to cast shadows that are his subject and canvas rolled up into one.
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).
Let me re-write that for you from a better and more realistic angle
I sculpt awesome using light. By building a single item and then subjecting them to a simple lamp – I make awesomeness awesome. So my art is made up of both the physical and the physic-less. Have I mentioned yet that I make awesome? Yeah. I make awesome. Out of light. That is awesome.