Yusuke ASAI

  • Exhibition view of "All Living Things"

    2016 / Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan / Photo by Maki Taguchi
  • 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

  • "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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