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Asahi So is a Sydney-based artist working in ceramics and wire. Having initially trained and worked as a florist both in Australia and overseas, he began to question the impermanent and often throwaway nature of working with fresh flowers and foliage, and gradually turned his attention to creating work using more lasting media. While he has shifted away from using fresh, living materials, the natural world continues to be Asahi’s chief inspiration. His principal themes being the exploration of organic forms and textures as well as taking cue from the variety of high and low forms in Giorgio Morandi’s still life compositions.

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"I draw from nostalgic memories of my own childhood and create vibrantly coloured and robustly textured works. I am informed and ispired by TV documenteries, scenic Playstation 1 games, and early cel animation cartoons, I would say, my paintings and sculptures explore pre-millenia aesthatics."