Spectacular Shadow Portrait from a Sheet
Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita is known for her stunning installations that incorporate the clever use of shadows. Her newest piece is called ‘Veil’, and it is a work of wonder. Veil is a temporary installation at the Villa Como in Italy in the 23th edition of Miniartextil. It is created out of a single piece of cloth, but through simple lighting mastery, it produces a shadowy outline of a woman. The result of simple elements produce this unbelievable outcome.
Nothing I say about this isn’t going to sound like wanky stereotypical art critique. But there are so many things about this installation. How such a simple concept can make such a complex piece, the little bit of fabric that drapes over the edge, how emotive the light and shadows are…