By Shani Judes:
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‚Äôs visual art work such as his original shoes and 2D works. YUMANIZUMU will never stop exploring the duality in the chaotic world.
View Yuma’s work¬†http://yumanizumu.jp/
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.