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Yumiko Matsui

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

 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..

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