Phil Akashi is a Belgian-born artist based in Singapore, who explores and reinvents the functionality of traditional Asian seals with a broad range of media.
Fascinated with the aesthetic of Asian characters and passionate about Asian seals, Akashi has built his artistic identity with an Asian essence. He chose the pseudonym "Akashi" meaning “bright stone” to express his love for the
multi-faceted Japanese culture. Living in China, he has also created a Chinese name "涛程" meaning "big wave journey" – the artist intentionally reversed the two characters to play with the rules, and to make his Chinese name unique.
The artist has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Belgium, China, Hong Kong and the USA, in prestigious locations such as the Centre for Fine Art (Brussels), the European Parliament (Brussels), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Bund (Shanghai), the Nanjing International Art Festival (Nanjing) and the South Island Cultural District (Hong Kong).