Ataru Sato “Øth (Zeroth)”

Kosaku Kanechika

poster for Ataru Sato “Øth (Zeroth)”
[Image: Ataru Sato Blue box, 2020 © 2020 Ataru Sato]

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Through the medium of drawing and painting, Ataru Sato is able to understand the world, the people surrounding him, and himself. Featuring themes of obsession, fear, and romance through his fine pencil lines and unique brush strokes, Sato explicates that his work is something that he creates for himself and other individuals. As such, he does not pursue the ambition of creating “art for art’s sake,” novelty, or other motives. Born from a core of personal questions, Sato’s ambition continues to be driven by the need to comprehend the indiscernible aspects of life.

This show features the artist’s new box-format series that was first introduced at the group exhibition, “Interpretations, Tokyo,” held at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Dojima River Biennale in 2019. Consisting of works of varying mediums, the imagery featured in this exhibition is drawn from cinema and magazines, while viewers can also expect to see self-portraits and elements of paper collage.

A medley of Sato’s personal emotions and experiences, as well as fragments of various images found in circulation, the works of this exhibition contain a sense of universality and unconventional beauty through the process of deconstruction and reassembly.

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from June 06, 2020 to July 11, 2020

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Ataru Sato

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