Cecilia Díaz Betz

The inevitable question upon seeing Japanese artist Yoshimitsu Umekawa is: How does he do them? Does he use chemical reactions, foam, fabrics…? This series is so incredible and alluring it’s easy to forget about those questions.

In this series, good and evil coexist in harmony

Masterfully lit winding shapes suddenly explode with color as if a visual apocalypse were taking place. Umekawa’s photographs also seek to reflect the terror felt in Hiroshima during WWII and the problems Japan has. However, it’s not all complaints and negativity. In this series, good and evil coexist in harmony, with feeling of hope expressed through color and extraordinarily beautiful shapes.


More on Umekawa here.