yusuke asai stretches hand painted web within tokyo gallery
 
yusuke asai stretches hand painted web within tokyo gallery
dec 02, 2014

yusuke asai stretches hand painted web within tokyo gallery

yusuke asai stretches hand painted web within tokyo gallery
all photos by ichiro mishima

 

 

 

yusuke asai: creating here
arataniurano, tokyo
now through december 20th, 2014

 

 

 

although he typically chooses to work with organic mediums like mud, japanese artist yusuke asai continues his practice of large-scale, painted installations with paper and marker at arataniurano gallery in tokyo. from now until december 20th, 2015, asai suspends ‘creating here’ above visitors to the art space.

 

vibrantly colored blue illustrations, rich with abstract geometric patterning and floral and animal symbols, are delineated onto long white canvasses that stretch from the surrounding walls to the floor like a spider’s web. the work extends the surfaces outward towards the audience, enveloping them within the saturated, hand-drawn expanse. imagery of birds, foxes and lizards are carefully interwoven into the realized design, which overall comprises a dense and mesmerizing landscape of imaginary creatures and botanical motifs.

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
 a dense and mesmerizing landscape of imaginary creatures and botanical motifs is rendered in the gallery

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
long white canvasses stretch from the surrounding walls to the floor like a spider’s web

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
birds, foxes and lizards are carefully interwoven into the realized design

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
the work extends the surfaces outward towards the audience

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
the artist suspends ‘creating here’ above visitors within the space

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
the installation continues onto the surface of the floor

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
the installation in tokyo has been carefully illustrated with paper and marker

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
floral motifs span the gallery walls

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
a dense series of imaginary creatures and botanical symbols takes shape within the gallery

yusuke asai creating here arataniurano, tokyo
layers on canvas stretch the walls outwards towards the viewer

  • that is beautiful.

    terri gillis

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