Open Studio Program 82 Yusuke ASAI: The Museum that Ate Seeds

Fuchu Art Museum

poster for Open Studio Program 82 Yusuke ASAI: The Museum that Ate Seeds
[Image: Yusuke Asai "Eating Stars" (2021) Photo: Shigeru Otsuki]

Ends in 60 days

Yusuke Asai uses familiar materials such as clay and masking tape in parallel with painting in his studio, and in recent years he has been using large spaces such as walls and floors that are more than 20 meters wide to create his works. The intertwining figures of grass, trees, birds, animals, and humans are sometimes depicted in a nested manner. They are as symbolic as the stories in myths and folklore, imbued with a primordial power that seems to question and suggest the roots of life to those of us living today. He has been visiting various places and creating works rich in imagination and poetic sentiment as if responding to the places he has visited.

In this public exhibition, Asai will leave the flat surface and create a semi-solid support to create a scene in which a four-legged animal sprouts, trees grow, and small creatures gather in an indoor setting. Just as a small seed sprouts and grows into a tree and then a forest, the plan is to create an image of small creatures increasing into the rich earth. As a new challenge for the artist under the restriction of movement, he focuses on the five senses that emerge from the production process and creates a place where visitors can appreciate the work using information other than sight, such as sounds and smells. Asai conveys the glimmer of the world of life through the various plants and animals he creates.



from July 24, 2021 to November 28, 2021
Closed on August 10, September 6 to 17 and 21. Open on August 9 and September 20.


Yusuke Asai



Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays, Holidays
Note:Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Address: 1-3 Sengen-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0001
Phone: 03-5777-8600 Fax: 042-335-7576

15 minute walk from the North exit of Higashi-fuchu Station on the Keio line; From the South exit of Musashi-Koganei Station on the JR Chuo line, take the Keio bus towards Fuchu Station and get off at Ippongi.

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