Yumiko Matsui

Profile  |  Artworks  |  Exhibitions  |  Network  |  Comments
Osaka Representation 1, 2007 Paper Wire String Plastic Sheet 21”1/2’ L X 30”1/2’W X21”H
Tokyo Representation ~shibuya, 2006 Paper Wire Beads Form Plastic 17”1/4’L X 19”W X 9”1/4’H
Tokyo Representation ~downtown, 2006 Paper Wire String 19"Lx28"W 12"H
ConeyIsland, 2009 Paper Wire Beads Form Plastic 22”L X 23”W X 14.5 H
NURTUREart, 2010 Paper Wire String Plastic Sheet 2010 20”L X 30”W X 16”H
NURTURE art, 2010 Paper Wire Plastic 20”L X 30”W X 16”H
Cupcake Kids, 2009 Paper Wire Paperclay Silicon 3” 3/4’L X 2”1/4’W X 2”1/4’H
Young Cherry blossom with Toy Box, 2010 Paper Wire String Beads Glass 10” L X 10”W X13”H
Mori no koe, 2011 Paper Wire Beads Form Plastic Form Steelsheet 13”1/4' L X 13”W X14”H
Mori no koe (Voice of Forest), 2011 Paper,String,Beads,Form,Steel,Acrylic 13"1/4 L X 13" W X 14" H
Power of Baobabu, 2010 Paper Wire String Plastic Sheet 10" 1/4 L X 10" W X 21" H
Human Connection, 2012 Paper,Wire 9" L X 40" W 2 1/2" H
Human Connection, 2012 Paper,Wire 9"L X 40"W X 2 1/2"H
© Courtesy of the Artist and Yegam Art Space
Quick Facts
Works in
miniature paper pop landscape modern, mixed-media, pop, landscape, modern, figurative, conceptual, sculpture

 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..

ArtSlant has shutdown. The website is currently running in a view-only mode to allow archiving of the content.

The website will be permanently closed shortly, so please retrieve any content you wish to save.