OPENING RECEPTION 1/3 5th FAREWELL Comic Show + Fumiaki Asai?

-Gallery 1-
5th FAREWELL Comic Show
Participating Artists

Gerardo R. Casas (Curator)
Ellen Stedfeld (Co-curator)
Matthew Noel Paquette (Co-curator)
Jose Feliciano
Ryan J. Zalis
Patrick Sinnott
Kelly M. Teaman
Joel M. Casimiro
Lina Lee
January Bacus
Michelle Peluso
Melanie Harris
Burnest Griffin IV
Rashawn “Inu” Love
Justin Jones
Jeff Maksuta
David Shear
Richard P. Wojcicki
Angelika Erne
Anon Cadieux
Christopher Cook
Tara Hayes
Emmanuel “Art Screams Life” Knigh
Gerard Thelemaque
Gregory Silverman
Derwin Roberson
Xinmei Liu
Naoaki Funayama
Yuki Kano
Cherry “Zeze” Yiu
Yosuf Gurung
Shogo Miyasaka
Yunshan Yang
James Vega
Anthony J. Quintessenza
Sophocles Plokamakis

-Gallery 2-
Artist: Fumiaki Asai
Title: Fumiaki Asai solo exhibition
Fumiaki Asai was born in Aichi Prefecture and grew up in Shiga Prefecture. He started his creative activity since 2011. The starting point of his creative activities was when he received a shock in color while viewing the Mexican scenery, landscape, and more in a TV program. He began his creative activities the next day. His production activities are mainly paintings. He taught himself how to paint. He directly expresses his emotions that come out of his mind. He does not keep it to himself. Therefore, color and techniques will come out of his subconscious. And he will come out to see the color in his head. Asai was interested in overseas. He stayed in Australia for about one week after graduating from high school. He have received a big shock from all the differences he felt with his five senses at that time. He started to feel the want to work abroad in his heart. He receives inspirations from American culture and British rock music. When he sees his work, he hopes that people will see his work without too much thinking and simply feel something out of it. His work represents his person.