Japan (b. 1993)
Ever since he was a child, Yuki loved to shred paper. Whether it be flyers or important documents, he would tear up anything he could get his hands on, so his family was looking for a solution. One day when his mother was out, his grandmother who was a skilled seamstress gave Yuki a large pair of sewing scissors. When his mother returned, she was shocked to see her 6-year-old son skillfully shredding away paper with the scissors with a smile on his face. Since then, the scissors became Yuki’s best friend.
He was 9 years old when he met the art critic, Hiroshi Minamishima, who invited Yuki’s work to be shown at the CAMK’s museum opening exhibition, “ATTITUDE 2002”, alongside works by renowned contemporary artists such as James Turrell, Marina Abramavich, and Koki Tanaka.
For Yuki, his time with his scissors is a necessary ritual and a moment for sacred experiments. Carefully examining various widths to cut and angles of the scissor blades, he observes the paper transform into thread-like bushy frays or curling spirals. Mesmerized by these transformations, Yuki knows no rest. These peculiar paper sculptures now amass to over 10,000, and are carefully kept by his mother, Hiroko.