Based in: Kanagawa
Japanese female artist born in Tokyo, spent 27 years in Paris where she learned fashion design, and worked with Jean-Charles de Castelbajac.
Came back to Tokyo in 1999, where she currently resides and works.
Her experience in Paris and in Europe where the culture of stones dominates made her choose paper as her main raw material, also in connection with Japanese culture. Since 1990, she has made "stars", wether graphical or thoroughly crafted, her trademark icon, using them in the majority of her works of mixed media (photography, collage, drawing, taping and knitting).
1986 - 2019: 13 solo exhibitions in Paris, in New York, in Tokyo, in Kyoto and in Okinawa.
7 group shows in Paris, in Tours, in Florence, in Plovdiev and in Tokyo.
More About Yumi Bancon
What inspires you?
Ordinary landscapes with buildings, streets, and nature such as trees or plants, especially in cities where I live and where I visited .
Describe your creative process.
First, I take photos, I select the photos, then I look for the way to combine with a star inside the photo.
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
David Hockney and Hiroshige.
Collections Featuring Yumi Bancon
Articles Featuring Yumi Bancon
stars, books, tea
United States of America, 2006
Drawings and collages
Star Wars Saga
Fashion and automobile