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PASTE. Artist feature: Yuma Yoshimura (Yumanizumu)

October 10, 2011 13:50 / by / no comments

Today’s featured PASTE artist is Yuma Yoshimura from Japan.

Yuma is currently in South Africa doing an artist residency  at A Word of Art.

Born 1980 Tokyo Japan. Yuma Yoshimura received his BFA in printmaking from Tama Art University in 2004.
After spending many hours on the streets of Tokyo for inspiration, YUMANIZUMU became his main field of art creation in 2008.
Hand painting is the major ingredient for Yuma’s visual art work such as his original shoes and 2D works.
YUMANIZUMU will never stop exploring the duality in the chaotic world.

To view more of Yuma’s work – click here

I invited Yuma to come join in on PASTEing in Khayelitsha. He came along when we went wall scouting and he said it was nothing he had ever seen before and was so grateful for the inspiration.

Below is Yuma’s PASTE.

It went onto the home of one of the leaders in the community and we had some children helping us to PASTE his.

Image © Jonx Pillemer

Image © Shani Judes

Paste Team, Yuma in the black hoody.   Image © Claire Homewood

Yuma in Khayelitsha for the first time.   Image © Shani Judes

Local kids joining in on the pasting.  Image © Shani Judes

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