ARTIST INFO

masao SASAKI

masao SASAKI

Masao SASAKI was born in Kyoto in 1964. In 1983, he met a famous sculpture, Saburo MURAOKA (1928-2013) at Shiga University where SASAKI as an education student and a professor. With philosophic perspective, SASAKI has pursued various styles of expression starting with paintings and sculpting.

Exhibited at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art were mass of ashes of burned printed matters such as newspaper, magazines, books, or burned fabric that were stuck a lot of scraps from printed matters. Sasaki considers printed matters as a media that define the reason of being part of community. He turns them back to just the materials and tries to find the otherness in it.

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Works

  • Title
    Ash of Antinomy V
    Size
    41×55×H49cm
    Year
    2013
    Medium
    Paper (newspaper, books, magazines, etc.), (Fire)
  • Title
    Rectangular of SisyphusⅡ
    Size
    120×270 cm
    Year
    2011
    Medium
    Paper (newspaper, books, magazines, etc.), fabric, (Fire)
  • Title
    Ash of Antinomy V
    Size
    41×55×H49cm
    Year
    2013
    Medium
    Paper (newspaper, books, magazines, etc.), (Fire)
  • Title
    Rectangular of SisyphusⅡ
    Size
    120×270 cm
    Year
    2011
    Medium
    Paper (newspaper, books, magazines, etc.), fabric, (Fire)

CV

1964
Born in Kyoto
1987
Graduated from Shiga University with BA of Education

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1989
Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka
1990
Gallery 16, Kyoto
2000
Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo
2008
ABULA RASA、CASO Kaigan dori Gallery, Osaka
2015
Sasaki Masao, Fragmented empire IV, Akiyama Gallery, Tokyo
2016
Garandou IV, Gallery 16, Kyoto
2016
Sasaki Masao, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
In Between-International Paper Art / The Wilfrid Israel Museum, Israel
2011
Korean Paper+Japanese Paper Korea/Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Schema Art Museum, Korea

Awards

1994
International Tannan Art Festival, Hit Union Award
1996
International Tannan Art Festival, Award of Excellence
1997
International Tannan Art Festival, Tsuchioka Hidetaro Award
2000
International Tannan Art Festival, Award of Excellence
2004
Oita Asia Sculpture Exhibition Award of Excellence
2004
Toyota Triennale Judge Award
2007
Toyota Toriennale Award of Excellence
2009
Asago Art Forest Exhibition Grand Prix
2012
Oita Asia Sculpture Exhibition Award of Excellence