Yusuke ASAI

  • Exhibition view of "All Living Things"

    2016 / Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan / Photo by Maki Taguchi
  • Mountains-Water and Life

    2016 / h.90.0 × w.90.0 cm / Soil, acrylic, pencil, acrylic-resin on board / Photo by Kei Okano
  • Habitat of Lives

    2016 / h. 91.0 × w. 91.5 × d. 1.2 cm / Acrylic, conte, acrylic-resin, color pencil, marker on panel / Photo by Fuyumi Murata
  • For the Next Breath 2

    2016 / h. 30.0 × w. 30.0 × d. 2.0 cm / Soil, acrylic on board / Photo by Fuyumi Murata
  • For the Next Breath 3

    2016 / h. 65.0 × w. 65.2 × d. 2.0 cm / Soil, acrylic on board / Photo by Fuyumi Murata
  • Feelings of Living Things 5

    2016 / h. 91.0 × w. 91.0 cm / Soil, acrylic, color pencils, acrylic-resin on board / Photo by Fuyumi Murata
  • Spores of Lives

    2016 / h. 103.0 × w. 72.3 cm / Soil, acrylic, color pencil, marker, acrylic-resin on panel / Photo by Fuyumi Murata
  • "Roots and Routes"

    2016 / h. 825 cm × w. 1,620 cm / Installation view at Aomori Museum of Art / Photo by Masakazu Onishi
  • "Constant Talking no.1"

    2016 / h. 103.0 cm × w. 146.0 cm / 9 kind of soil, water and acrylic-resin on panel
  • "Constant Talking no.2"

    2016 / h. 103.0 cm × w. 146.0 cm / 9 kind of soil, water and acrylic-resin on panel
  • Exhibition view of "Spores and Water Veins"

    2016 / URANO, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Keizo Kioku
  • Exhibition view of "Spores and Water Veins"

    2016 / URANO, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Keizo Kioku
  • Exhibition view of "Spores and Water Veins"

    2016 / URANO, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Keizo Kioku
  • "I Know the New Connection"

    2015 / h. 118.0 × w. 87.0 cm / Wallpaper / clippings of the works displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, soils, acrylic, markers, ink, glue on wooden panel / Photo by Fuyumi Murata
  • "Animal that ate the Seeds of Forest"

    2015 / image: h. 103.0 cm × w. 117.0 cm, framed: h. 109.4 cm × w.123.0 cm / soils, acrylic, markers, ink on arches paper
  • Exhibition view of "Yusuku Asai: Seeds of Imagination, Journeys of Soil"

    2015 / The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanazawa, Japan / Photo by Yusuke Sato
  • Exhibition view of "Yusuke Asai: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil"

    2015 / The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan / Photo by Yusuke Sato
  • Exhibition view of "Yusuke Asai: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil"

    2015 / The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan / Photo by Yusuke Sato
  • Exhibition view of "Yusuke Asai: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil"

    2015 / The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan / Photo by Yusuke Sato
  • Exhibition view of "Yusuke Asai: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil"

    2015 / The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan / Photo by Yusuke Sato
  • Exhibition view of "yamatane"

    2014 commission / Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA / Photo by Nash Baker
  • Exhibition view of "yamatane"

    2014 commission / Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA / Photo by Nash Baker
  • Exhibition view of "yamatane"

    2014 commission / Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA / Photo by Nash Baker
  • Exhibition view of "Constellations: Practices for Unseen Connections / Discoveries"

    2014 / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Ken Kato
  • Exhibition view of "Constellations: Practices for Unseen Connections / Discoveries"

    2014 / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Ken Kato
  • Exhibition view of "Constellations: Practices for Unseen Connections / Discoveries"

    2014 / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Ken Kato
  • Exhibition view of "Creating Here"

    2014 / ARATANIURANO, Tokyo, Japan / Photo by Ichiro Mishima
  • "Listen to the Voices of Yesterday Like the Voices of Ancient Times"

    Former site of a stonecutter's house, exhibition view of "Setouchi Triennale 2013" in Inujima, 2013 / Photo by Takashi Homma
  • "Son of the Earth"

    2010 / pen, ink, acrylic, water-based spray, varnish on paper / image: h. 109 cm × w. 79 cm, framed: h. 120 cm x w. 90 cm x d. 4 cm / Photo by Ikuhiro Watanabe
  • "Specimen - Clairvoyant"

    2010 / pen on paper, maskingtape, *masking plant created at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum / h. 109 cm × w. 79 cm / Photo by Ikuhiro Watanabe

Yusuke ASAI

(Born in Tokyo, 1981. Lives and works in Tokyo)


Yusuke Asai uses various materials and expands his world. Including his production at his atelier, he has been making Masking Plant series since 2003, which are permanent marker drawings on masking tapes that are freely pasted on the walls and floors. He collects soil and water from the local area and creates Earth paintings series. He also creates Sprouted Plants series that he cuts out the shapes of animals and plants from the sheet of road marking white line and torches on the road surface. Recently, he has received a lot of attention for large-scale earth paintings that are over 10 meter. He juxtaposes animals and plants without any space, small animals and plants appear inside of bigger living things just like macro exists inside of micro, the ecosystem in the universe.

His significant solo exhibitions are, “Yusuke ASAI: Seeds of Imagination, Journey of Soil”, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan (2015); He has participated in major group exhibitions, such as “All Living Things”, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan (2016); “Echigo-Tsumari Art Field”, Tokamachi City, Niigata, Japan (2015). He is also participated in so many art projects outside of Japan such as “yamatane”, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, USA (2014).

Collection

  • Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
  • Daisuke Miyatsu Collection
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
  • JAPIGOZZI Collection, New York, USA
  • MONTBLANC, Tokyo, Japan
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
  • Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan
  • Ohara Museum, Okayama, Japan
  • Taguchi Art Collection
  • Takahashi Collection
  • Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
  • Tsunagi Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

News

  • "Exhibition of the Artists who gathered in Tobiu" - Charity art exhibition for repairing school 

    May 3 - 13, 2018 * opens throughout exhibition

    TOOV cafe/gallery, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • "DOGO ONSENART 2018"

    December 26, 2017 - February 28, 2019

    1F Lobby Tsubaki no Yu, Ehime, Japan

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  • "Contemporary Art of The 21st Century Exhibition of Taguchi Art Collection from Andy Warhol to Yoshitomo Nara"

    April 21 - June 17, 2018

    The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • "3331 ART FAIR"

    March 7 -11, 2018

    1F Main Gallery Area, Arts Chiyoda 3331, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Takashimaya Art 110th Anniversary

    "Fueisho - Jyo"

    March 7 - 20, 2018

    Yokohama Takashimaya Art Gallery 7F, Kanagawa, Japan 

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  • "Echoes from the Past | Tokyo | Berlin | Kerava"

    January 27 - April 15, 2018

    Art and Museum Centre Sinkka, Kerava, Finland

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  • "PERMANENT Collection 4th term 2017"

    January 5 - March 25, 2018

    Permanent Collection Gallery1, Takamatsu Art Gallery, Kagawa, Japan

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  • Takahashi Collection

    "Face and Abstraction"

    March 8 - May 6, 2018

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  • Yusuke Asai’s work Animal that ate the Seeds of Forest is printed on handkerchief and now it's on sale from swimmie.

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  • “The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection”

    December 23, 2017 - February 28, 2018

    Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan


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    Practice workshop by "The Riddle of Art: Takahashi Collection" exhibitors.

    "It's X'mas! Trial session of Parplume University"

    Lecturer: Yoichi Umetsu

    December 23 (Sat) - 24 (Sun) 10:00 - 16:00

    Practice room, Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan

    http://spmoa.shizuoka.shizuoka.jp/program/detail/115

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  • "LIFE: In Search of a Paradise"

    August 26 - November 5, 2017 

    Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art & Design, Toyama, Japan

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  • "Earth Art Project 2017"

    July 15 - August 5, 2017

    Thikshey High School, Ladakh, Jammu&Kashmir, India 

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  • "Japan Alps Art Festival 2017 - Shinano-Omachi Food and Art corridor"

    June 4 - July 30, 2017

    Dam area, Nagano, Japan

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  • "Kalevala inspired art – by Japanese contemporary artists"

    August 5 - 30, 2017

    SEZON ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

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  • He will participate in an exhibition for a grand opening of the Art Museum & Library, Ota.


    Opening Exhibition

    "NOROSHI Signal Flare for our future"

    April 26 - July 17, 2017

    Art Museum & Library, Ota, Gunma, Japan


    <Open Studio>

    April 11 - 16, 2017

    10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:00


    <Artist Talk>

    14:00 - 15:30 May 6 (Sat), 2017


    <Artist Workshop>

    May 7 (Sun), 2017  ※Time TBD

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  • "OpenART 2017"

    June 18 - September 10, 2017

    Örebro, Sweden

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  • “Grand Projects: How Far Will You Go?”

    June 23 - October 1, 2017

    21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo, Japan

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  • "TAKAHASHI COLLECTION"

    April 8 - June 11, 2017

    Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan


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    Natsuko SAKAMOTO "Painting talk"

    14:00 - 15:30 April 8 (Sat), 2017

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  • His exhibition is holding as a commemoration of publishing his first artist book.


    Yusuke Asai "Drawing Here"

    January 14 - February 5, 2017

    NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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  • His exhibition is holding as a commemoration of publishing his first artist book.


    Yusuke Asai "Drawing Here"

    January 14 - February 5, 2017

    NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Yusuke Asai's first artist book has been published.


    Creating Here Yusuke Asai Art Works 2011 - 2015

    Price: ¥2,916 (tax included)

    Publisher: Kyuryudo

    Design: KONDO Kazuya

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  • Yusuke Asai will be joining one of the biggest arts and music festivals in Thailand.


    "Wonderfruit Festival"

    February 16 - 19, 2017

    The Fields at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand

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  • Yusuke Asai's wall mural is exhibiting at the lounge of the company.


    "MASS Project"

    SONICJAM, Tokyo, Japan

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  • "Earth Art Project 2017"

    July 15 - August 5, 2017

    Thikshey High School, Ladakh, Jammu&Kashmir, India 

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  • "TAKAHASHI COLLECTION"

    April 8 - June 11, 2017

    Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan


    <Artist Talk>

    Natsuko SAKAMOTO "Painting talk"

    14:00 - 15:30 April 8 (Sat), 2017

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  • He is participating in Setouchi Triennale.


    "Setouchi Triennale 2016"

    October 8 - November 6, 2016

    Inujima, Megijima and the other islands in Seto Island Sea, Japan

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  • We reassembled the current exhibition, and extending until November 5th due to positive feedbacks.


    "Spores and Water Veins"

    September 10 - November 5, 2016

    "Title: Creating Here Yusuke ASAI Art Works 2011 - 2015"

    Book Release event & Live Painting performance

    13:00 - 18:00 October 29, 2016

    URANO, Tokyo, Japan

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    His huge wall mural made of local soils is exhibiting outdoor.


    "All Living Things"

    July 24 - November 29, 2016

    Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

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    "MOVING!"

    December 3 - 28, 2016

    The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan

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    His wall mural is exhibiting at the lounge of the company.


    "MASS Project"

    SONICJAM, Tokyo, Japan

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  • His wall mural will be exhibiting at Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Shizuoka prefecture.


    "All Living Things"

    July 24 - November 29, 2016

    Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

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  • His new works will be shown with "Aleko" by Chagall.


    Aomori EARTH 2016: "ROOTS & ROUTES"

    July 23 - September 25, 2016

    Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan

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  • He is participating in Setouchi Triennale.


    "Setouchi Triennale 2016"

    Summer: July 18 - September 4, 2016

    Autumn: October 8 - November 6, 2016

    Inujima, Megijima and the other islands in Seto Island Sea, Japan

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