Shusaku Sato “Meguru - Circle of Life”

Ouchi Gallery

poster for Shusaku Sato “Meguru - Circle of Life”

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Joy, sadness, anger, love, hope, suffering. We live our lives with so many feelings. When I look at animals, I always wonder if they have the same feeling as ours. This curiosity makes me paint animals rather than people.
I use “sumi”(Chinese ink) because I believe it still has potential of expression. Sumi has a particular warmth and the brush strokes a unique expressiveness.

Monochromatic”sumi” gives a singular richness of tone, that there are no two just like our feelings. I’ve tried to express those sensitive moves through each animal’s activities.

In 2014, I give my solo exhibition” Meguru-circle of life” in New York.
I’ll bring my entire hot pieces of works, so that you can see what I am at this moment.
I’d like you to feel me closer and share something deep inside through my works.
That’s all I desire for this exhibition.

Shusaku Sato was born in Tokyo in 1985.
He majored in oil paintings at Nihon University.
What fascinated him was wild toughness of animals, as well as their human-like expression and behavior. Then he turned from oil paintings to Sumie (ink brush painting), as he saw massive potential in shading and bleeding effects of brush strokes.
Expressing the simple and forcible thought to which a living thing has “sumi” and an “animal” in a motif. After graduation he is being continued besides being the owner of “enyen”, a gallery café bar in Azabu-juban, Tokyo.
Prior to this private exhibition, he held his last solo exhibition “Mitsumeru 2007-2013” at enyen, in January 2014.



from September 17, 2014 to September 21, 2014
Appointment only on Wednesday

Opening Reception on 2014-09-16 from 19:00 to 22:00


Shusaku Sato

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