Born in Tokyo in 1981, the artist Yusuke Asai (previously) continues to travel the world, creating wild and unrestrained art with whatever canvas and materials are available to him locally: soil, water, dust, flour, tape, and pens.
Asai spent much of 2019 travelling around Japan and the Eurasian continent, discovering the wild, meeting people and creating artwork. Toward the end of last year he accompanied a deer hunter whom he had befriended on a hunting expedition on the Oshika Peninsula. As a tribute to the deer, he collected some of the wild animal’s blood and incorporated it into his paintings as a new material.
For the first time in 4 years Yusuke Asai will be having a solo exhibition, taking place in Tokyo at the art gallery Anomaly. “Gimme Something/To Eat” will be on display from March 7 – April 4, 2020.