Born 1985, Saitama, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
The 28 year old artist combines found digital imagery with his own craftwork to create playful and kaleidoscopic visions of modern day Japan. Deconstructed anime characters he finds online are scattered throughout his paintings. Umezawa likens these characters to small deities that are continuously appearing and being consumed by society.
Kazuki Umezawa received his B.A. in Film and Imaging Studies at Musashino Art University. He has exhibited at both private galleries and public institutions such as Diesel Denim Gallery, Tokyo, The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, among others. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the 2009 and 2010 TOKYO WONDERWALL Award from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.