Yusuke Asai “Spores and Water Veins”
[Image: Yusuke Asai "To All Living Things" (2016) 500×1015 cm]
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Yusuke Asai (b. 1981, Tokyo) uses various materials. He collects soil and water from the local areas and creates “mud paintings”, pastes masking tape in the shape plants, and draws “masking plants” with pen. He also torches road surfaces white to create “white lines which become plants”. He paints outside or indoor. Recently, he has received attention for a rapid series of large-scale exhibitions of mud paintings at Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, the Aomori Museum of Art, and the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum. His significant solo exhibitions are “Yusuke Asai: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil” (2015), The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan; “yamatane” (2014), Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA; “Countless Stories, Living Boldly, Repeat” (2012), ACAC Aomori, Japan. He is currently participating in major group exhibitions such as “All Living Things” (2016), Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan; “Aomori Earth 2016: Roots and Routes” (2016), Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan; “Setouchi Triennale 2016 (Inujima)” (2016), Okayama, Japan. He also participated in “Horizon That Appears Out of the Sleepy Woods” (2016), Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England; and “Constellations: Practices for Connections/Discoveries” (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and more. He is a young artist set to become big in the near future. For this exhibition, he increases not only the conventional ground images of mountains and forests, but also ground water (water veins) that spring out from the ground, expressing a richness and connection of life.
from September 10, 2016 to November 05, 2016
Opening Reception on 2016-09-10 from 18:00 to 20:00