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Intricately Hand-Painted Installation Stretches Across Gallery

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai is back with another mesmerizing, large-scale installation. But instead of working with mud like we've seen before, he takes a more conventional approach and paints on an unusually-shaped canvas. It's the focus of his exhibition titled Creating Here that's now showing at the Arataniurano Gallery in Tokyo.

Asai's work reaches from the ceiling to the floor with arched spaces in the middle that visitors can walk under and around. Bright blue hues fill the abstract, web-like shape that features floral and animal motifs in its design. Looking closely at the artist's brilliant detail, we see creatures like long-necked birds with their beaks wide open, and they're adorned and surrounded by similarly-decorated leaves.

Asai has taken over the gallery and created a vibrant, busy world that you'll want to gaze at for a long time. If you're local to Tokyo, Creating Here is up until December 20 of this year.

Yusuke Asai on Arataniurano Gallery website
via [designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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