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kazumi kamae - © atelier yamanami, christian berst — art brut
Date 1966 —
Country Japan

After graduating from high school, Kazumi participated in Atelier Yamanami in 1985. Not confident of her words and actions, she had a hard time to tell others what she wanted to do or to express her feeling and desire with words. Both she and people around her were struggling for a long time to decide what’s best for Kazumi.

One day, Kazumi fell in love with a man. She learned the joy to express her own feeling with clay, being encouraged or briefly commented by him. From this, she became more confident of herself little by little and was able to actively communicate with someone she loved and other people through creating and presenting her own work.

At the beginning of her creation, she makes a foundation with clay. She then makes clay pellets roughly the size of grain of rice with her fingers and attaches them to the surface of foundation. It takes her roughly two months to cover the entire foundation with numerous pellets.

While Kazumi’s primary motivation is to gain the attention of the person she loves by creating his statues, her imagination has expanded lately and she now creates various virtual scenes featuring the person she loves (Masato) and herself.

Artworks
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Me and Masato going to the swimming pool and putting on swimming suits - © christian berst — art brut
Me and Masato going to the swimming pool and putting on swimming suits, 2018
12.6 x 9.45 in
Masato holding hands with me - © christian berst — art brut
Masato holding hands with me, 2017
8.27 x 10.24 in
Me and Masato Going out for Summer Night Festival - © christian berst — art brut
Me and Masato Going out for Summer Night Festival, 2018
16.14 x 10.24 in
me and Masato enjoying the moon - © christian berst — art brut
me and Masato enjoying the moon, 2018
8.27 x 11.81 in
Me and Masato Riding the Ferris Wheel - © christian berst — art brut
Me and Masato Riding the Ferris Wheel, 2018
8.27 x 16.93 in
Masato Walking the Streets With Me - © christian berst — art brut
Masato Walking the Streets With Me, 2014
7.48 x 9.45 in
Catalog
Japan Brut the moon, the sun, yamanami
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *Japan brut: the moon, the sun, yamanami*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2019. - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Yukiko Koide & Raphaël Koenig
Forewords : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Japan Brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami, from August 31st to October 5th, 2019.

Exhibitions
New Images of Man
Blum & Poe LLC. From February 1 to March 14, 2020.
japan brut
the moon, the sun, yamanami, at the gallery. From August 31 to October 5, 2019.
Japanese Art Brut
a different perspective, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne. From November 30, 2018 to April 28, 2019.
exhibition view of *japan brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2019. - © christian berst art brut, photo: elena groud, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *japan brut : the moon, the sun, yamanami*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2019. - © christian berst art brut, photo: elena groud, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *new images of man*, curator : alison m. gingeras, blum & poe gallery, los angeles, united states, 2020. - © blum & poe gallery, photo: makenzie goodman, christian berst — art brut
Press review
‘is humanism dead?’ asks redux of 1959 MoMA show
Jonathan Griffin, Frieze. March 12, 2020.
Collections
Antoine Frérot collection
France
Emmanuelle and Guy Delcourt collection
France
Kazumi Kamae

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