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★ Opening Reception 1/17 at 7pm ★ Yousuke Sasaki + AYA KUBO

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  Opening Reception 1/17 at 7pm Yousuke Sasaki + AYA KUBO

-Gallery 1-

Artist: Yousuke Sasaki

Title: SO! MANY SPIRIS

Biography:

Yosuke Sasaki was born and grew up in Hokkaido Japan

until graduating high school. He had liked drawing since his childhood. When he was second grade student in University of Tokushima he chose art as his major. His first exhibition was when he was a graduate student in University (2005). After graduation, he kept up with his art while he moved to Kamiyama­tyo in Tokushima to work as an employee. In 2010, he had to go back his hometown Hokkaido because he got sick. Throughout his life in Tokushima, he did his exhibition almost every year, and in 2009 he did his first foreign exhibition in NYC. He then returned to his hometown, Hokkaido. Now he is keeping up with his art activities, solo shows and group exhibition in Hakodate museum and participating in Hakodate triennale and so on. His way of representation is installation. His fields of exhibitions are not only in the galleries but in old houses, deserted houses and apartment houses. His installation materials consist of mass produced art works day after day. One of his noticeable works is his drawing work. He has been drawing more than 10 years. He draws almost every day with the same pens on the same papers. Some patterns are drawn in more than 100 pages and others are only drawn in less than 10 pages. But the way of his drawings are always same. A state of his drawing works are changing day by day in the same repetitive way. They reflect his life. Another of his noticeable works is his patterns which look like Japanese spirits. They are often seen in his painting works. However mediums are difference­wooden board, metallic board or etc­, patterns in his paintings are common. For a while he painted eagerly on photos. After he had watched and traced nature forms­trees, clouds and so on­in photos, he found and painted patterns resembling Japanese spirits. An atmosphere in Shikoku influenced to his patterns. His paintings let us feel fear which gets damp. And they seem like Japanese classical fear. The third of his noticeable works are small sculptures whose motifs are worms and insects in his installation. He was deeply influenced from life in Shikoku with many worms and insects. Through that life he really felt that the leaders of the earth are not necessarily human beings. In Shikoku they still have Japanese native customs which has been taken over from old period. Yosuke Sasaki represents an air in the region which certainly exists there, though it’s invisible. The air might has some relation to awe and respect that we felt in front of the force of nature.  

 

-Gallery 2-

Artist: AYA KUBO

Title: Aviviya Burst

Biography:

1982 born in TOYOTA,japan
It is difficult for Aya to convey her feelings with words to people so she portrays of her selves yin) drawing and painting.
The artistic expression always came as a natural and instinctive thing for her and drawing  and painting have been a center part of her life for about as long as she can remember.

November 7-8,2009  Live Paint at Creators market vol21 in Nagoya Port exhibition hall
June 19-20,2010  Live Paint at Creators market vol22 in Nagoya Port exhibition hall
March,2011  Exhibition at TOKYO GEISAI #15 in Tokyo Big Sight
July 1,June30,2012  Live Paint at Creators market vol26 in Nagoya Port exhibition hall
May 13-19,2013 Red Bull Collective Art Exhibition in Kyoto.
June 29-30, 2013  Live Paint at Creators market vol28 in Nagoya Port exhibition hall
June 21,2013 Live Paint at ARTITUDE2 in Toyota CLUB SPAPK
October 27,2013  Face & Body Paint at Halloween Party in Toyota CLUB SPAPK
December 12,2013  Face & Body Paint at Christmas Party in Toyota Ange
December 15,2013  Body Paint at Hyakki yako in Nagoya CLUB STREET
June,2014  The 9th 100 Artists Exhibition in Ouchi Gallery at Brooklyn.NY
August 30,2014  Face & Body Paint at 24hours charity Event in Toyota Event Meetingplace Prize.
March 10,2015 The 9th time Kazarigawara Contest in Takahama-shi Yakimononosato-Kawara Art Museum. Oni-shi Atsushi Yamashita & Aya Kubo Collaboration Work. Special award.
July 20,2015  Bode Paint in  Oku-ibuki ski area Shiga-ken
September 6-11,2016  AYAKUBO Solo Exhibition at OuchiGalleay in Brooklyn NY
October 25,2016  Face pait at Kariyan Night in kariya-shi Aichi

 

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