Yosuke Ueno: Portrait of You
26 November - 17 DecemberFree
Gallery Ascend, a premier Hong Kong art gallery known for its ongoing effort to showcase some of the most prolific contemporary artists from around the globe, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of “Portrait of You”, an exhibition featuring the work of Yosuke Ueno.
The exhibition is set to open on November 26th. During the showcase Ueno provides various character presentations based on the artist’s unique interpretations. Japanese culture such as Manga and anime characters is one of the biggest inspirations of Ueno. The works featured in his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong also reflect Ueno’s Western stylings, along with Japanese Ukiyo-e and fresh takes on classic masterworks from Picasso and Velazquez.
Ueno uses those distinct influences to create character figures that highlight many of the traits that define individuals and cultures, especially in a Japanese context, where spiritual meaning is frequently assigned to everyday objects. He says from the beginning of time, Japanese people have found solace in assigning human traits to nature and recorded those concepts in images that continues today to help society feel more connected.
Ueno will celebrate 30th anniversary as a professional artist in 2023, he has been featured in numerous exhibitions in galleries across the world, including the U.S., Dubai, Beirut and Rome. Alongside his paintings, Ueno is well known for his sculptures. Since 2008 he has created limited edition series that have spawned collaborations with toy companies worldwide and are appreciated by lovers of both art and collectible figurines. He sees it as his mission to continue finding and sharing positivity through his work, even in the darkest of times. His spirited and colorful pieces are sure to bring out those positive feelings within the audience as they explore the more profound messages ingrained within the soft and soothing stylized snapshots of humanity.
His vibrant color choices represent an almost optimistic view of his subjects and relate an inherently soothing presence while capturing the nuances that often accompany the most celebrated works of art today. The upcoming Ueno exhibition will be an exciting combination of beauty, fun and hope.
ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISERBorn in Japan 1977, based in Tokyo.
Creating colorful, unique, and original worlds as a child, this led to the first solo show at the age of sixteen. Self-taught, artworks are shown around the world for 25 years, establishing a career as an artist in contemporary art. Started limited edition figurine release in 2008, achieved collaborations with art toy companies from all over the world. Get many attention from both art and collectible figurine lovers all over the world.