Ken Sasaki "Score"

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Ken Sasaki is an artist who has worked in installation and video and now concentrates on painting. Why painting? "Because its details can be revealed all at once," replies Sasaki. Indeed, his paintings appear to have been produced by laboring painstakingly over each detail one by one. In this way, Sasaki's work attempts to trace the origins and basic fundamentals of the medium of painting.
The painting "Score" at this show depicts audio equipment on a tabletop, piled up high against a dark background with many layers of electric cords hanging down from them, giving the whole setup the appearance of being alive. Sasaki's motifs are drawn from daily objects like drum sets and ice picks, but his depiction of them is somewhat detached, giving his paintings a characteristic unsettling quality. In Sasaki's world, industrial products behave like living organisms, while dogs, ostensibly living creatures, seem to have been divested of some part of their force of "life." This paradox animates Sasaki's work and serves as a sort of mirror to contemporary society.



From 2008-10-18 To 2008-11-15

Opening Reception on 2008-10-18 from 18:00 to 20:00


Ken Sasaki



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