The entire Spiral Garden played host to a solo exhibition by a contemporary artist Asae Soya, who creates works full of color and light.The venue provided an overview of the diverse creative output of Soya, an artist with an exceptional sense of color, with works on display including paintings of weeds growing in overgrown vacant city lots during the pandemic; a monumental oil painting depicting marine light; and a new installation making use of the light-filled glass surfaces of the venue.The exhibition was also a rare chance to see the drawings at the source of the artist’s creative ideas, on display together for the first time.In Soya’s hands, ordinary everyday scenes like weeds, a washbasin filled with water, and the light shining into a room were heralded in soft, vivid colors and light.
Asae Soya jikkou iinkai
This executive committee was established for the purpose of holding and managing the Asae Soya Exhibition scheduled at Spiral Garden in Tokyo. Thereafter on October 15, 2020, Articles of Incorporation were proposed to members and passed. The artist herself will act as chairperson and will work with members involved in producing the exhibition, including the creation of works, exhibition production, and publicity. Through Soya’s works, the committee aims to further develop Japanese contemporary art and disseminate it on a global basis.
Asae Soya Exhibition Jikkouiinkai
Spiral Garden, Minato City, Tokyo