Asuka Nirasawa2018-10-22T15:14:05+00:00

Project Description

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell 1 2013 Acrylic on round canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa: Biography

Japanese artist, Asuka Nirasawa, obtained her BA in Fine Arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where she majored in painting and printmaking. She has had numerous projects, group and solo shows in Japan and other countries such as India and South Africa. In 2015, she had a residency with Cape Town’s local Bag Factory, where she first was exposed and inspired by African fabrics.

Nirasawa’s travels have had a great influence on her practice stylistically. She has been influenced by the architecture of Amsterdam, the graffiti in Rome and largely by fabrics of various eastern countries. This aesthetic stimulus can easily be seen in her works on the cells. The meticulous detail articulates the biological complexities of the cells. The vibrancy of the colours conveys strong energy, and even beauty, as she conceptually engages with powerfully debilitating diseases. These include HIV, various cancerous cells, leukemia, sickle cells, liver fluke and osteoporosis growing and multiplying in their microscopic world. This subject is inspired by the memory of her father who passed away from lung cancer, thus a manifestation of the body that can live on as sacred and still beautiful.

Artworks:

Asuka Nirasawa - A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 3 2017 ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita 85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa
A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 3
2017
ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita
85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 4 2017 ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita 85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa
A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 4
2017
ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita
85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 5 2017 ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita 85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa
A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 5
2017
ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita
85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 8 2017 ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita 85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa
A Medium of a Requiem in a Cell 8
2017
ink, acrylic and pigment print on Kakita
85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - Origin of Virtual Species 5 2017 ink, acrylic, lame glitter and pigment print on Kakita 85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa
Origin of Virtual Species 5
2017
ink, acrylic, lame glitter and pigment print on Kakita
85.5 x 106 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - Cytokinesis 8 2017 Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper 59 x 31 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cytokinesis 8
2017
Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper
44.5 x 72 cm (framed)

Asuka Nirasawa - Cytokinesis 9 2017 Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper 59 x 31 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cytokinesis 8
2017
Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper
44.5 x 72 cm (framed)

Asuka Nirasawa - Cytokinesis 10 2017 Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper 59 x 31cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cytokinesis 10
2017
Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper
46 x 68 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - Cytokinesis 11 2017 Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper 59 x 31 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cytokinesis 11
2017
Fabric and acrylic medium on handmade paper
44 x 72.5 cm (framed without glass)

Asuka Nirasawa - Cell Division, 2853 Cells 2018 fabric, acrylic medium, glitter, pencil on canvas 150 x 200 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cell Division, 2853 Cells
2018
fabric, acrylic medium, glitter, pencil on canvas
150 x 200 cm

Asuka Nirasawa - Cell Division, 952 Cells 2018 fabric, acrylic medium, rhinestone, pencil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

Asuka Nirasawa
Cell Division, 952 Cells
2018
fabric, acrylic medium, glitter, pencil on canvas
150 x 200 cm

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell 1 2013 Acrylic on round canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Cell 1
2013
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell 2 2013 Acrylic on round canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Cell 2
2013
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell 6 2013-2017 Acrylic on round canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Cell 6
2013-2017
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell 7 2013 Acrylic on round canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Cell 7
2013
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell b 2013-2017 Acrylic on round canvas 402mm x 402mm x 13mm

Cell b
2013-2017
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm
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Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell a 2013-2017 Acrylic on round canvas 402mm x 402mm x 13mm

Cell a
2013-2017
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa, Japan Cell 4 2013-2017 Acrylic on canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Cell 6
2013-2017
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Asuka Nirasawa Cell 5 2013 Acrylic on round canvas 502mm x 502mm x 13mm

Cell 5
2013
Acrylic on round canvas
502mm x 502mm x 13mm