Midori Sato “Bouquets”

Shibuya Hikarie 8/ Art gallery

poster for Midori Sato “Bouquets”
[Image: ©Midori Sato]

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A closet packed full of colorful clothes, an array of high-heeled shoes on shelves, and vivid assortments of flowers – Sato’s paintings are manifestations of things women admire. Yet, if we turn our attention to the details of her work, bold brushstrokes and an intentionally uneven paint coating tinge her subject matters with the contours of abstraction. The coexistence of concreteness and abstraction, combined with the richly vibrant use of color and superlative composition, demonstrates the force of the power that draws the viewer into the picture plane.
Painted by Sato during the year and several months she resided in Paris, “Bouquets” is a series of work depicting bouquets observed by the artist each month. According to Sato, the works implicate her “on-going gaze channeled towards the subject.” Marking her fourth solo presentation with Tomio Koyama Gallery after residing in Paris for a year since the autumn of 2017, the exhibition introduces a selection of new works featuring motifs such as plants and fruit that Sato had found herself attracted to during her days abroad.
This exhibition is held concurrently with Sato’s solo show “Glimmer of night” at the art salon SCÈNE in Minami Aoyama from February 2 (Sat) to March 15 (Fri) (open to the public every Thursday 13:00-19:00, and other days by appointment only). Viewers are invited to visit both exhibitions to embrace the brilliantly eloquent world of her work.

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from January 31, 2019 to February 18, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-01-31 from 18:00 to 20:00

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Midori Sato

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