Yuko Nishimura


Yuko Nishimura

So I just stumbled across this artist flicking through a couple of art and design blogs I follow such as Booooooom.com and Colossal.com

The beauty is truly simplicity in these works. Taking a modern twist on the ancient art of origami, Nishimura creates stunning paper sculptures.

Don’t talk, just stare.

Thanks for reading.

Alice Tee papercuts

Chaos vs Order


Despite the fact that I have been a member of Young Arnolfini for nearly a year now this is my first blog post! I thought I would kick off with a little sneaky preview of some recent work.

I’m currently in my final year studying BA (hons) Drawing and Applied Arts at UWE here in Bristol. My obsession with achieving perfection in my practice has lead recent work to focus on themes of repetition and the multiple.

Inspired by the work of artists like Yayoi Kusama, Tess Jaray, Bridget Riley and Agnes Martin I have produced a series of hand cut paper nets. The pieces that I have posted here show examples of some of the very early experimental stages of my final project. I hope that throughout my final year at university they will develop in to beautiful visually seductive works that play on the balance between minimalism and excess with a haptic sensibility.

Sunday Roundup

Cinema, Drawing, Music, Painting, Roundup

A collection of what we thought was best all week.

Charlie C-T:

Genesis is the latest photography project by the amazing photographer Sebastião Salgado which pulls together 8 years of hard work in a number of exhibitions and a book. I can’t find a good website for the artist but just Google images “sebastiao salgado genesis”.



In her project Un-possible Retour, the artist Clarisse D’Arcimoles re-takes photos from her childhood with members of her family, years after the original photo was taken. The blog Young Me, Now Me asks it readers to submit photos with a similar idea, but I was drawn to the attention to detail in D’Arcimoles outcomes. Here’s a selection of the best from Young Me, Now Me.


Noma_Bar_Tea_For_Two Noma-Bar_Cutitout-03

Powerful, expressive and unique. This week I researched the designer Noma bar, a minimalist designer that produces powerful communication to the viewer. The speech bubble coffee mug related work has soon become a personal favourite.


Caesar Must Die; an Italian drama-documentary, directed by brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, set in the high-security wing of Rome’s Rebbiba prison. The film centres around the rehearsal and performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, which is performed completely by the inmates themselves. I found the film to be very moving, as it forces you to question the morality of these prisoners, as they show such emotion, even after having committed such terrible crimes.


Whilst meandering through the interwebs and anticipating our workshop next weekend with London-based art collective Duchamp & Sons, I came across this brilliant looking season at the Barbican, celebrating the work of Marcel Duchamp. Exciting!



It’s difficult to imagine a film like Sisters of the Gion being made by anyone other than Kenji Mizoguchi. The further I delve into the work of this eminent filmmaker, unrivalled at his time, the more I unfurl his inherent morality. Mizoguchi makes some of the finest feminist essays I’ve ever seen, and this one – made in 1936 no less – might just be his best. What’s more astounding about his delicate expression, from the perceptive long takes to the innovative deep focus, is that this was entirely intuitive: he never finished primary education, grew up in poverty near a brothel and watched as his sister was sold into prostitution by his abusive father (see Sansho the Bailiff, his finest.)

Sunday Roundup

Cinema, Drawing, Music, Painting, Roundup

A collection of what we thought was best all week.

Charlie C-T:


An artist I stumbled across on Tumblr. Amazing drawings and paintings.

Jacob M:

Quite a while ago, I bought a new synthesizer (a Korg Microkorg), which I’ll admit to not having really used as much recently. So I’ve been trawling Youtube in search of musical inspiration, and I found this beautiful piece of music played on the same synth: 

Makes for really good Sunday-afternoon music.


While researching artists for my next project in the library, I discovered the artist Peter Callesen, who’s work is completley made out of paper. I still can’t get over how he does it!



Emma Blake M:

Rediscovered this song a few days ago and it has done nothing but make me feel elevated, contrary to the sad lyrics. So yes, it is a happy(?)-sounding sad song in a way.. 

The video is also bloody brilliant and artistic, props to how it all came out – definitely worth watching as well! Enjoy, enjoy!

Tom Beale:

I caught Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder last Thursday, and I still feel simply blown away by this astonishing work. Malick’s most difficult film, To The Wonder is constantly trying to make us see things through the curious eyes of infancy – to open our eyes and ears more than ever before. A camera naturally attracted to both moments imperceptible and acute alike, the editing is the real spectacle to behold here. Creating a cryptic poem may well have been Malick’s aim, but here he does oh-so much more than that. It visualises what Matthew Arnold called religion’s ‘melancholy, long, withdrawing roar.’ An immaculate sense of music, pace, memory, philosophy and psychology pervade this incredible film that I can’t wait to watch again.