Japanese born, New York-based Kumi Yamashita is an artist whose versatility seems to know no bounds. Denim, galvanized nails, and a credit card are just a few of the media Yamashita has used to produce work. However, her latest and most notable endeavor has been her manipulation of light and shadow. Yamashita states: ‘I take objects and carve and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow)’.
Fred Eerdeken is a sculptor, but his sculptures serve merely as tools with which he captures a much finer medium: the shadow. For more than two decades, the Belgian artist has crafted installations that, with the flick of a light switch, cast haunting and poetic impressions on gallery walls. Selected works are currently on display at the East Wing Nine in London.