Onishi Gallery is proud to present Masaki Asakawa’s solo show “colors complex.” Asakawa chose to explore the theme of a mass consumption society after feeling the effect of its instability and uneasiness in his own life. Through reconstructing the automobile, which he views as “the symbol of the mass consumption society,” via photocollage, Asakawa hopes to present viewers with a re-imagining of contemporary society.
“The automobile decorated with the beautiful plastic forms by using freely the latest technology has the ‘positive’ aspect which is the crystallization of the human beings’ wisdom,” Asakawa explains, “but, at the same time, it has the ‘negative’ aspect which causes a serious problem for the sustainability of the society.“
Born in 1963 in Tokyo, Japan, Asakawa graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1988. Today he is a professor at the Yokohama College of Art and Design. His work has been shown in Tokyo, Kyoto, New York and Milan and has been awarded the Grand prix during the Esquire Digital Photograph Awards for 2004 to 2005.