Mayuko Sato “The Phantom Covered with Desires – Yokaiyokumamire”

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Mayuko Sato won the 14th “1_Wall” Photography Competition with her photographs in which she projected her own feelings onto her friends. The judging panel hailed her work as an accurate expression of the boredom and sense of entrapment felt by today’s younger generation.
Sato’s friends and she herself are photographed in everyday scenes – a haphazardly arranged furniture sales floor, the sparsely decorated waiting room of a public pool, a bleakly appointed room in a cheap apartment house, etc. Her works create a sense of otherworldly displacement. Sato first draws a storyboard, conveys her concept to the person who will serve as her model, and then photographs. Later, she digitally edits her photos and transforms them into the images she has in mind. Her photos are created as an outlet for her frustrations in life and her personal desires – the desire to stay young forever or to be loved by someone – and in them we find the life-size reality of the anguish felt by the 23-year-old artist herself.
This exhibition will center on four series: “That’s all,” for which she won the Grand Prize, plus the subsequent: “No More,” “Still Young in Body,” and “For Use at Night.” On February 9 (Thu), Sato will take part in a talk event with art director Atsuki Kikuchi as her guest. The theme will be “Talking about being in one’s twenties: Seeking advice as to what to do to make a living.”


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Talk
Date: February 9th Thursday, 19:10-20:40
Speakers: Atsuki Kikuchi (Art Drector) × Mayuko Sato

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from January 31, 2017 to February 17, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-01-31 from 19:00 to 20:30

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Mayuko Sato

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