Adrian Holmes - Asa Gohan exhibition 2021

Asa Gohan was Adrian's first show with Terrace gallery. 

'Asa Gohan is the Japanese for Breakfast'

Adrian worked on a series of still life woodblock prints throughout lockdown, taking his inspiration from a fascination with both Sosaku Hanga (Japanese creative print movement) and the Naïve art movements. In his work, Adrian paid homage to these two significant art genres through a lively collection of wonky fruit-based woodblock prints. 

 "This is still very much an evolving body of work. I want the work to be playful, bold and unassuming. I love the honesty of both primitive and naive arts, and this is key to shaping my work. I am committed to being spontaneous, and letting the paper and plate control the decisions. This unformatted and intuitive style of working fascinates me, and in turn, offers me a chance to play which is essential to creativity.

Adrian's naturally cheery, lighthearted work was perfect for inducing a moment of respite from the dark times experienced by many in 2020 and hopefully brought a smile or two to the faces of their admirers whilst he exhibited in the gallery.

A few of Adrian's unframed prints are still available at the gallery - see below

View our interactive catalogue for a quick and easy flick through all of Adrian's original exhibition prints

Adrian's website link