Atsuki Settangeli Solo Exhibition "Characters"
2022.10.01(Sat) – 2022.10.06(Thu)
From October 1 (Sat) to October 6 (Thur) 2022, YUGEN Gallery hosted Characters, a solo exhibition by Atsuki Settangeli.
After meeting Yoko Ono at New York's Dakota House in 2010, her suggestion to depict the spirit of Bushido, the pride of Japan, inspired him to begin his Samurai Spirit series consisting primarily of extravagantly shaped helmets.
It has always been avant-garde figures with eccentric personalities who have brought about change. This series depicts "The Idiosyncratic Spirit" of such figures. It has garnered particular praise in New York, and many works are now in the collections of royalty, aristocrats, ambassadors, and other prominent individuals around the world.
This time, more than twenty new works from "The Idiosyncratic Spirit" fusing six elements of classical and contemporary, Western and Eastern, design and traditional Japanese culture, are on exhibit.
We invite you to come and explore Characters, in which Settangeli depicts unconventional and unique individuals from a "Japanese in Western" perspective thorugh his Neo-Ism concept.
This exhibition is the fifth at YUGEN Gallery curated by ONBEAT, the bilingual art magazine dedicated to exploring the art and culture of Japan and sharing it with the world.
Works on exhibit
Note: Some works on display may change. We appreciate your understanding.
At the same time as the exhibition is held, it will be possible to view and purchase the works on the YUGEN Gallery official online store.
Winner, 34th Annual Gakuten Japan Student Art & Design Award
Placed in the 6th Annual Ouchi Gallery 100 Artists Competition in NYC Semifinals
Winner, 69th Gakuten Best Art Teacher Award, and many other awards
From an early age, he had "synesthesia," which allows him to sense all five senses at the same time. In addition, he began to pursue the occult and the spiritual world, triggered by his countless repetitions of the synchronicity of precognition and synchronicity. Since his school days, the influence of Western rock music album covers and Hollywood movie posters has served as a foundation for honing his sensibility as a painter. After that, he specialized in Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance art. Based on the three philosophies of ``seeking spirit, originality, and internationalism'', he expresses his own view of the world, and aims for ``fusion of classics and modernity'' based on the concept of Neo-Ism.