Sho Asakawa arrived in Bordeaux in 1987 after graduating from Asagaya Fine Arts in Tokyo.
Her subjects are the beauty of nature and the daily life of wildlife, the river, the land and its inhabitants. She expresses in her works the fundamentals of life through the technique of Sumi-é, China ink on Japanese paper.
Sho Asakawa’s Sumi-e technique is not quite traditional. Its lines and flat areas that merge on the same surface could be one drawing or painting at a time; the imperceptibly drawn outlines and the black flats merge into a sometimes figurative expanse, in which she let us feel her soul, in a precious instant.