Yoko Sato Solo Exhibition
[Image: "Waiting" oil, oil pastel, shell, calcite on canvas 33.5×53cm 2021]
This event has ended.
Yoko Sato is an artist who continues to question the way we confront the world through a variety of artistic activities including painting, photography, poetry, and performance. Without combining the expressions of each genre, she continues to create her own independent way of expression. Additionally, she has been actively expanding the field of her own work by organizing workshops at schools and s elderly facilities to create artworks based on physical perception.
In this exhibition, she presents her new works painted using not only sight, but also sound, taste, smell, and touch, so that the painting becomes “a screen that is alive here and now”. By combining the method of layering oil paint, pastels, pencils, mediums, etc. on canvas to create thick layers of paint, and the method of adding subtractive elements such as [holes] and [tears], her works express a unique expansion of painting space and change depending on viewer’s perception.
Through her work, Sato does not try to draw people to her own ideas but rather explores how she can make her work accessible to others. Her approach shines a light on the viewer, rather than the work itself, and seems to reflect her wish for everyone to have a “world where they can live more vividly”.
The theme of this exhibition, “jigen”, can have a variety of meanings in Japanese, such as “time limit”, “dimension”, “merciful eye” and “manifestation”. However, as with her works, the meaning of the words changes depending on the recipient’s interpretation. Sato says that in recent years she has been able to understand the distinction between those parts of the painting that need to be drawn and those that do not. Therefore, it can be said that her works are more persuasive than ever.
from October 08, 2021 to October 17, 2021