Atsushi Kaga studied at the Tama Art Institute in Tokyo and at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin until 2005. Kaga’s colourful, comic-like paintings are populated with droll characters, led by Usacchi, the artist’s alter ego. Usacchi is a lovable but mischievous rabbit, his friend Kumacchi is a drug-addicted bear who was injured in a car accident. Thus, at second glance, the viewer discovers the very human personalities of Kaga’s characters, and that his paintings are not idyllic but convey a serious message. Atsushi Kaga is one of the artists sponsored by the Montblanc Young Artist World Patronage. This project gives young and emerging artists the opportunity to present their work to a broad and international audience and the art scene, using more than 400 Montblanc Boutiques worldwide as art galleries, all of which exhibit a particular work of art simultaneously for a few weeks.
Solo Exhibitions Atsushi Kaga:
2019 GALERIE FRANK FLUEGEL „Usacchi and Friends“
2018 “The Search For Languorous Magic” MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY,Tokyo
2015 “I am here with you” Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
2013 “happily skipping backwards(2013-1978)” motherʼs tankstation, Dublin
2010 “Rest with us in peace” mother’s tankstation, Dublin.
“Project Room” Artists Residency Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art,
2009 “Why can we keep going forward? Because we forget the problem of yesterday”
Galeria LEME, São Paulo, Brazil
2008 “I want to give love to socially neglected parts of you, that is my mission”
Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
2007 “Bunnyʼs Darkness and Other Stories” motherʼs tankstation, Dublin
Atsushi Kaga Studio Movie in Callan Ireland, June 2020 : Atsushi Kagaスタジオ映像（カラン市、アイルランド、2020年6月）