Asagi Maeda is a Japanese artist. After completing a BFA in sculpting at Tokyo Zokei University, she studied gemology at GIA, NY and jewellery design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Today she lives and works in Tokyo, where she makes jewellery and lectures on jewellery making at Jyoshibi University of Art and Design.
LIFE IN BOXES
Since her childhood, she is fascinated by boxes and puppet theater. Memories that today fuel her work which aims to explore the theme of the urban space. She translates the city life into the form of imbricated boxes, unveiling a tiny world inhabited by miniature silhouettes made of thin gold wires. Each spectator then becomes the witness of poetic scenes of the ordinary life.
SEE HER WORKS ?
Her pieces are in numerous private collections throughout the United States and internationally and in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.
The gallery will show a selection of her original works at the occasion of Parcours Bijoux 2017, as part of the exhibition entitled "Triptych: Life, Love, Death".
I grew up in Tokyo. It's a big city. I used to like watching buildings through windows of trains and imagining what kind of people and life was going on inside of those buildings. A building is like a box. It's inorganic. But people are living inside. I think it's very interesting. Each building hides so many stories inside. It's how I came up with the idea of life in boxes.