At a glance, his work looks just like a room which is covered all with a large-scale cloth of Batik, but as you look closely it’s actually an awesome painting of a Japanese artist named, Yusuke Asai. Interestingly, he is to decorate the walls and the ceiling of a classroom with a sprawling, delicate mural painted with mud. Amazing huh?
It’s so true that instead of using oil or acrylic paints, he is using mud, dust, and dirt as materials for his painting. The pattern of his painting doesn’t seem too complicated to follow, since they are like shapes form abstract depictions of people, animals, plants and sweeping curves patterns in this magnificent painting.
When looking at the process of creating his piece, we won’t find anything unusual. But as soon as he completed it, only then it will certainly blow away everyone who is watching such fabulous painting.
As viewers can gaze from any direction, the exactly playful details and intricacies of the abstract universe that Asai has made really give a completely immersive experience.
As a matter of fact, his work is a part of the Wall Art Festival which was held in Sujata Village, a small village in the poor Bihar state of Northeast India. That’s why on this occasion, Asai used a classroom in the Niranjana School where he painted this stunning work of art.
Actually he was not alone. There were other Japanese and local artists coming along in such festival. Asai used the walls of the school as his canvas so that art can raise children’s awareness on how villagers and the children of Bihar can interact with work of art.
The reason why those artists want to bring art into the lives of the schoolchildren is that the villagers seem so isolated from cultural centers like New Delhi.
For his art, Asai used local ash, straw, dirt and dust to make his wall paintings. He included those stuff as a way to appreciate the earth and land because local farmers’ livelihoods still depend upon those things.
Cleverly, Asai asked for the children’s involvement to wipe away his work, returning the material to the soil and teaching the students the meaning of life as a cycle. He did it right after he was done with his exhibition of his mud paintings.
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