In this article, I introduce Ken Asahina, the artist.
In the video, you can see his studio, his production, and many of his works.
To earn a livelihood before being an artist.
To initiate jobs, not to be employed.
To seek ideals and discipline oneself, not to be buried in making a living.
To stay in solitude and make decisions, not to run away from freedom.
To find a role and take responsibility.
To return to a clean slate, not to imitate myself.
To learn from history and free ourselves from the restraint of modern society.
I desire to approach the root of life without indulging in beauty.
I desire to create all kinds of things, on the supposition that there is nothing in this world that cannot be expressed.
Video of the interview at the studio
Thank you for watching my video.
When creating, Mr. Asahina says that he is not the subject but an assistance.
I felt that he does not paint by himself, but sees himself as a tool and looks forward to seeing what kind of expression will emerge through him.
I see Ken Asahina as a person who “faces the world.
As the video may have conveyed, he faces his artwork, his life, himself, and something invisible.
I feel that even in the planning and management of large projects, being down-to-earth and focused on the road ahead has a great impact on the people around you.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to convey the true quality of the work through video alone. It is difficult to convey the true quality of a work of art in person.
It is the atmosphere that surrounds the work that is the key.
If you have a chance, please come and experience the works at the exhibition venue.
Exhibition information will be posted on this page or Instagram as needed.
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「From one of a contemporary art studio. No.8」Coming Soon（YouTube)
I will post his exhibitions as they become available.
I also post them on Instagram from time to time, so please check there as well.
2005 “80 dibujos” at Piamonte 12, Madrid, Spain
2008 Ken Asahina Exhibition, Gallery SUDOH, Odawara, Japan
2011 “Forms that can be given”, Gallery SUDOH, Odawara, Japan
2012 “Prayer for 3.11” (Gallery Muusai, Monzennakacho, Tokyo)
2013 “Ken Asahina Exhibition” (Kumazawa Sake Brewery MOKICHI Foods Garden, Chigasaki)
2014 “Inochiyorokobu” (Gallery SUDOH, Odawara)
2016 “Residence, Atelier Whole Exhibition”, Oiso Art House, Oiso, Japan
2017 “Inner Nature” (Fuhaku, Hakone, Japan)
2020 “Nakedness of Heart” (Gallery Zen, Hadano)
2006 Art Fair Puro Arte,Gallery SUDOH ,IFEVI, Vigo, Spain
2006 Gallery SUDOH 10 Japanese Artists Exhibition (Cultural Center, Calida, Spain)
2006 Gallery SUDOH Japanese Artists Exhibition (espacio TAO, Madrid, Spain)
2006 Gallery SUDOH 10 Japanese Artists Exhibition (El casino, Navia, Spain)
2007 West Wind, East Wind Fan Art Exhibition (espacio TAO, Madrid, Spain)
2008 Art Fair art KARLSRUHE 〈Gallery SUDOH 〉 (Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2009 Exhibited at art KARLSRUHE 〈Gallery SUDOH 〉(Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2010 Art Fair art KARLSRUHE 〈Gallery SUDOH 〉(Trade Fair Centre, Karlsruhe, Germany)
2011 Gallery SUDOH Japan-Germany Exchange Touring Exhibition (Galerie pack of patches, Jena, Germany)
2011 Gallery SUDOH Japan-Italy Exchange Touring Exhibition (Galleria Daniela Lallo, Cremona, Italy)
2011 Art Fair ART Santa Fe,〈Gallery SUDOH 〉 Santa Fe, U.S.A. (Convention Center, Santa Fe, U.S.A.)
2012 Japon Contemporaneo 〈espacio TAO/Gallery SUDOH 〉 (Guadalajara Gallery, Guadalajara, Spain)
2012 Art Fair ART Santa Fe 〈Gallery SUDOH 〉(Convention Center, Santa Fe, U.S.A.)
2013 Japon Contemporaneo (Guadalajara Gallery, Guadalajara, Spain)
2016 Exhibition of ART CIRCLE〈mmmART〉 (Villa Vipolže, Bourda, Slovenia)
2016 Contemporary Japanese art 7 artists exhibition (Shishka Library | Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2017 Japan-Slovenia Contemporary Art 12 Artists Exhibition “Beyond Boundaries” [25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations] (City Hall | Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2018 International Art Festival “Incident, Accident 4” Japan Pavilion 6 artists exhibition (Konduktorownia art gallery | Czenstochowa, Poland)
2008 100 People’s Exchange Exhibition 〈Gallery SUDOH〉(Harada no Mori Gallery | Kobe)
2008 11 Art Fair in Germany,〈Gallery SUDOH〉, Odawara, Japan
2009 7th “OPINION OF ART”,〈Gallery SUDOH〉, Tsukuba, Japan
2011 Opening Exhibition, Gallery Muusai, Monzennakacho, Tokyo
2012 The 1st Genki Art Power Project for East Japan “Genki Art Exhibition for the Future” (Central Community Center Small Hall, Yamada, Iwate, Japan)
2012 The 1st Genki Art Power Project for East Japan “Genki Art Exhibition for the Future”, (Central Community Center, Otsuchi, Iwate, Japan)
2013 The 2nd Genki Art Power Project for East Japan “Genki Art Exhibition for the Future”(Terano Yumi Dojo, Otsuchi, Iwate)
2014 The 3rd Genki Art Power Project for East Japan “Genki Art Exhibition for the Future- Hana” (Sanriku Hana Hotel, Otsuchi-cho, Iwate)
2015 PAINT50 Vol.3 (PI Gallery, Nagoya)
2017 Conversation with Takashi Senda (1010 Art, Yokohama)
2017 The 5th Genki Art Power Project for East Japan “Genki Art Exhibition for the Future” (Kamimachi Fureai Center, Otsuchi-cho, Iwate)
2020 Ichiro Sudo and the World’s Smallest Museum Story (Tama Art University Museum, Tama Center)
2021 The 5th Jomachi Art Project “Hare to Ke: Intersection” (Odawara)
2021 Odawara Moa “Ten Years of Progress and Each Artist Today” (Odawara Station East Exit Library, Odawara)
2022 Odawara Castle Town Art Festival (Tsunoda Gallery, Odawara)
2022 “Hyakka for Noriko Sudoh” (Ochiai Kan, Lake Tanzawa)
2022 ” Hikari no Katachi” Exhibition (Gallery Zen, Hadano)
And many more
Planning and Management
2011 Genki Art Power Project for East Japan, Otsuchi-cho and Yamada-cho, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, as a member of the executive committee
2011 1st Artist-in-Residence ARIO in Seisho Area, Executive Committee Member 〈Gallery SUDOH〉
2012 The 1st Genki Art Power Project for East Japan, Yamada-machi, Iwate Prefecture, Exhibition, Concert, Workshop Executive Committee Member
2012 The 1st Genki Art Power Project for East Japan(Otsuchi, Iwate, Exhibition, Concert, Workshop Executive Committee Member)
2013 The 2nd Genki Art Power Project for East Japan (Otsuchi, Iwate, Exhibition, Concert, Workshop Committee)
2013 The 2nd Artist in Residence ARIO,〈Gallery SUDOH〉, Executive Committee Member
2013 “Shonan Art Base” established in Higashi Koiso, Oisomachi
2014 Organized “My Room” exhibition at Odawara Art Hotel 〈Supported by Odawara City〉 [700 visitors for 3 days] (Hotel Green, Odawara)
2014 The 3rd Genki Art Power Project for East Japan (Otsuchi Town, Iwate Prefecture, exhibition, concert, workshop executive committee member)
2015 Opening of Oiso Art House (17 solo exhibitions produced in 2 years)
2016 Slovenian Contemporary Japanese Art 7 Artists Exhibition (co-organized by Embassy of Japan in Slovenia)
2016 1st Jomachi Art Project, Odawara City Cultural and Creative Activity Leader Development Project, Art Management Workshop Project, Lecturer <Organizer: Odawara Cultural Project Executive Committee: Odawara City, Odawara City Business Association
2017 02/18/02/19 Odawara Former Residence of Gokichi Matsumoto Ukoutei✕Contemporary Art Exhibition “Gathering Room, Solitary Room” – Tea Room Revival through Art – Exhibition and Direction [277 visitors in 2 days].
2017 Workshop “10,000 Paper Cups Art” (Oiso Elementary School | Oiso)
2017 Workshop “10,000 pieces of Paper Cup Art” (Kanagawa Ri Classics｜Oiso) (Organized by Executive Committee of the Project for the Inheritance and Creation of Traditional Culture in Kanagawa, 50 mobilized)
2017 Japan-Slovenia Contemporary Art 12 Artists Exhibition “Beyond Boundaries” organized by <25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, co-organized by Embassy of Japan in Slovenia> (City Hall | Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2018 International Art Festival “Incident, Accident 4” Japan Pavilion 6 artists exhibition curation (Konduktorownia art gallery | Czenstochowa, Poland)
2018 Hosted Hakone Artist-in-Residence (co-organized by Gallery SUDOH and Hoshino Resort)
2018 Workshop “Become an Alien and Ride on a UFO! (Hakone Sengokuhara, Kanagawa, Japan)
2018 Workshop “Let’s paint in a secret base! (Odawara City Cultural and Creative Activity Leader Development Project “Odawara Kodomo Art Vol.18”) (Ginza Street Light Traffic Market | Odawara)
2019 “Mythology of Seeing,” an exhibition of two artists from Japan and Poland (100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Poland) (Seikantei｜Odawara)
2019 Workshop “Let’s find shapes from messy drawings” (Kataura Elementary School 6th grade | Odawara)
2019 Corporate training hosted by ALIVE Corporation (with Gallery SUDOH) – Make it normal to have art in our daily life – Design a system (human, material, and financial) to implement “Artist-in-Residence” every year. (Sengokuhara, Hakone-Yumoto, Otemachi, Kanagawa/Tokyo)
2020 Workshop ” Magic Sketch” (Odawara City Outreach Project) (Kataura Elementary School 5th and 6th graders, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan)
2021 The 5th Castle Town Art Project “In Memory of the Founder of the OBIC Building” (OBIC Building, Odawara)
2022 Odawara Castle Town Art Festival, organized as “Odawara Moa” (9 participants) (Tsunoda Gallery, Odawara)
2022 Workshop “10,000 Paper Cups Art” (Odawara City Outreach Project) (53 5th graders of Sako Elementary School, Odawara)
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