I have been making paper sculpture since 2006.
The catalyst for this change was seeing dollhouses
created by my aunt with her husband when I retuned home to Japan on vacation.
I realized I really like miniature worlds.
I actually created my first piece, based on Osaka, because I really missed my parents and I felt I could feel closer to them by recreating my hometown.
My early works are patterned after Japan and NewYork,
but now a days I work in a more imaginary works.
Personally, I find myself trying to overcome barriers to getting along with people around me.
This gave me the idea of "Connection Between People" and it is a key theme in my artwork recently. "Connection Between People"...
I takes the form of the word with miniature people.
I fold and glue pieces of colored paper to create 3D effects
with painstakingly detailed miniature paper sculpture.
Making details is the most interesting part for me to produce.
I hope to provide though my work, a happier side,
small happiness and kindness to people though my work.
To make viewers and remind them of the simple joys of childhood..
Yumiko matsui Bio
"Welcome" FGS Korean Community Center, New Jersey
"Paper Wonderland" Yegam Art Space, NewYork
“Festival” Yumeiro Museum, Osaka,Japan
"Ishi ten" Sngk Gallery,Tokyo,Japan
"Bite:Street Inspires Art and Fashion" 3rd Streaming Gallery, NewYork
"NURTUREart Summer Studio Residency Artists 2010" NURTUREart,NewYork
"X"Mixed Greens Gallery, NewYork,US
“Paper city” Mixed Greens Gallery, NewYork,US
”Gallery show case” NewYork,US
”Tokyo Mania” club@333, London,UK
”Tokyo Mania2” club@333,London,UK
RESIDENCY & AWARD
ArtSlant showcase winner
NURTUREart Summer Studio Residency Artists 2010
Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts