Yusuke Asai “Gimme Something/To Eat”


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[Image: Yusuke Asai "The earth is falling from the sky" WULONG LANBA ART FESTIVAL 2019” Installation view in Chongqing, China, 2019 ©Yusuke Asai]

This event has ended.

*Anomaly is temporarily closed from April 1.
*Due to the Tokyo Metropolitan precautions, ANOMALY will be temporarily closed on Saturday, 28th March.

Born in Tokyo in 1981, Yusuke Asai continues with his unrestrained creation of art in all sorts of places, using everyday materials such as soil, water, dust, flour, tape, and pens. His works also vary in scale, which he freely adjusts to the host site and environment, and range from little drawings on the backs of cube sugar wrappers and coasters to enormous murals covering interior walls.

This exhibition, Asai’s first solo one in a gallery in four years, will show his latest drawings and paintings. “Gimme Something/To Eat,” its title and thematic watchword, symbolizes the savage first cry emitted by all life upon entry into this world and the initial outburst of emotion.

Over the last few years, Asai has learned much about “the wild” and deepened his thinking on the subject through his production in various places. The output is exemplified by the many drawings he made on a journey around the Eurasian continent, a huge mural measuring 30 x 40 meters in Tennozu, Tokyo, circular mural at the Yokohama Museum of Art, dome-shaped ceiling painting in Chongqing, China, 250-meter-long geoglyph in Shanghai, and earth paintings in Northern Ireland, Ishinomaki, and Inawashiro, both in Japan. Toward the end of last year, he accompanied Nozomu Onodera, a deer hunter whom he met at the Reborn-Art Festival, on a hunting expedition on the Oshika Peninsula, and retrieved some blood from wild deer during it. He took up the challenge of painting with this blood as a new material for the first time.

This year, Asai will also be participating in the Northern Alps Art Festival 2020, “Nature Human” Exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, and Tobiu Camp 2020.



from March 07, 2020 to April 18, 2020
Closed on March 28th. Exhibition Hour 12:00-18:00.

Opening Reception on 2020-03-07 from 18:00 to 20:00


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