2024 Asoma NY

Tadashi Asoma

Solo Exhibition

Tadashi Asoma (1923–2017) was a distinguished Japanese-American artist renowned for serene compositions that are both Eastern and Western in design and palette. Born in Tokyo, Asoma’s early exposure to Japanese calligraphy and traditional painting techniques laid the foundation for his later exploration of Western abstract art.

In 1958, Asoma moved to Paris to study art at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Soon thereafter, he moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League.

Asoma’s oeuvre is characterized by a dynamic fusion of Eastern and Western artistic sensibilities. His paintings exhibit a masterful interplay of form and color, revealing a deeply emotive and spiritual dimension. His use of bold brushstrokes and vivid hues transcends mere abstraction, inviting viewers to engage with the visceral and intuitive aspects of his creations.

Asoma’s early and mid-career work reflects his interest in figurative compositions, while his later work focuses more on landscape. Living in Garrison, a small town outside New York City, Asoma was impressed by the area’s fall foliage when the trees turned vivid reds, oranges, and yellows. These striking Hudson River landscapes appear in some of Asoma’s most well-recognized paintings and attest to his skill as a master colorist.

Tadashi Asoma’s work is in prestigious private collections and museums worldwide, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; and Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Tadashi Asoma was represented by the Findlay Family of galleries for decades throughout his life, and we are pleased to continue to support his legacy.

James Muldoon2024 Asoma NY