It’s LIQUID International Contest – First Edition 2012: Yuko Asai | ITSLIQUID

It’s LIQUID International Contest – First Edition 2012: Yuko Asai

Calls | May 11, 2012 |

Yuko Asai, Japan – still image from “Make up”, 2011

It’s LIQUID International Contest – First Edition 2012: Yuko Asai

Yuko Asai is the video art winner of Its LIQUID international contest – First Edition 2012 with her video Make-up, up against 42 other artists.

Born in 1985 in Aichi (Japan) Yuko Asai is a young and promising video artist. She completed last year her Master in Fine Arts at Tsukuba University of Art & Design and passed her Master’s thesis on the potential of make-up as an expressive medium focusing of Cindy Sherman and similar artists.

Yuko Asai, Japan – still image from “Make up”, 2011

Her first artwork, Make-up (2011), focuses on this fascination about cosmetics. They have indeed long played an important part in non-verbal communication, religious ceremonies and so on. For Yuko Asai, they are not simple adornments aiming at making one’s appearance more attractive. She sees them as tangible signs of power, ideas, emotions, attitudes and hopes of people that they create on the surface of their bodies. The artists believes cosmetics are also used to express thoughts of “I always want to be like I am now (a young woman), fears about becoming “old”, as well as rebellion against “the ideal image of womanhood demanded by society”.

[vsw id=”http://youtu.be/F6kauNF8gO0″ source=”youtube” width=”648″ height=”365″ autoplay=”no”]

Yuko Asai
Japanese Video Artist
yllodyu256@honey.ocn.ne.jp
www.yukoasai.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


SevenFriday

Fashion | July 22, 2021

Back in 2012, driven by this motto, Daniel Niederer founded SEVENFRIDAY. Founded and headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, SEVENFRIDAY represents a life attitude, a lifestyle brand creating watches and eyewear with unique and iconic designs. Read more


ART BARN OF THOMAS RANDALL-PAGE

Design | June 22, 2021

Thomas Randall-Page slides open a muted agricultural building to reveal an elegant new art space for his father, the sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA. Read more


Interview: Nataliya Elmer

Interviews | June 21, 2021

Born 1977 in Luhansk (Ukraine) Nataliya Elmer started painting pictures since she was a child. After moving to Tyrol (Austria) in 2003, she started painting with acrylic and oil colours, inspired by the nature of this region and her my fantastic dreams. She wants to pass on the viewers all of her experiences, emotions and feelings. Read more


Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy

Design | June 21, 2021

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, from September 25 to August 15, 2021, a major midcareer survey that assesses the remarkable achievements of the renowned contemporary artist. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!