Yasuto Sasada "Synapse"

Chair and the Maiden

poster for Yasuto Sasada "Synapse"

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CATM CHELSEA and Fund Art Now present SYNAPSE by Japanese artist Yasuto Sasada.

Yasuto Sasada single-handedly marries the mythological and historical prowess of old Japan with the Japan of today through nobility and pride rarely seen among his contemporaries. Referencing great warriors and their stories of morality, Sasada's commentary on modern day Japanese values is not as scathing as it is a cry for attention to the unaddressed issues of Japan's Phoenix-like metamorphosis from the ashes of both inflicted unnatural and natural disasters.

Sasada incorporates a unique technique using a mountain of .3mm pens as adept as a painter's brush. He uses the quality of his medium symbolically as the cycle from nascent to exhausted acts as a microcosmic reference to life itself. The metaphorically enriched imagery results in a universally accepted language from the exacting qualities of youth to the more tolerant blurring of maturity.

Being of a generation that holds little value of its cultural heritage, it is a refreshing surprise to find one that is not only in opposition to, but fervently about changing the status quo. Sasada takes the stage and commands notice be taken as he brings true Japanese aesthetic and philosophy to the forefront of our globalized world. Not only seeing the beauty of Japan with an innate understanding of his spiritual heritage, Sasada acknowledges a deep appreciation for the great accomplishments of Japan's technical revolution.

Sasada's latest work, SYNAPSE, shows a distinctive evolution. He has become the very warrior he epitomizes, charging with a fearless bravado that only experience can armor. With the understanding of the complexity of a single line he wields his pen as that of a mighty naginata, thriving on the sheer exhilaration of the creative potential.

Yasuto Sasada's work is an enjoyable and heartfelt experience coupled with a visual juggernaut worthy of the great masters, giving new life to distant past .

Sasada is not just Japan's rising son, but the world's protege.



from November 03, 2011 to December 04, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-11-03 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yasuto Sasada

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