When Asano first visited Thailand, which was 9 years ago, she was excited about the bright colours, strong sunshine, slow flow of time, energetic people, living plants and old buildings.
Then she saw The big tree at Siam. It was shining in the strong sunshine and the shadow was shown on the ground. Light was moved with sound and it seemed like there was a spirit. She felt as if time had stopped, a feeling she never recognized in Japan. She immediately wanted to start drawing the tree.
She was also inspired by the night of Thailand, waking up in the hot and sleepless night, with darkness all around her and the wind that had stopped, she imagined, an unknown creature continues division of cells, growing proliferous and the start of the strange but funny party. There are a lot of things that inspire Asano in Thailand and that want her to draw more and more.
This exhibition shows a part of her work. She has had previous exhibitions in Japan and Europe.
Asano studied etching at The Art Academy in Japan: at Print Studio, Tokyo. After that she attended Sirapakorn University, for 1 year as a special student.
She is currently working at Kobato Kindergarden, Voice Hobby Club and American School of Bangkok as an Art- and Childcare Teacher. She wants to show the children the fun of painting, creating!