Masao SASAKI《Ashes of AntonomyⅣ》2012 paper (newspaper, book, magazine, etc.), (fire) 110×164×H44cm

Masao SASAKI is a sculptor from Kyoto, currently creating works while an associate professor at Faculty of Education, Ehime University, This is his first exhibition at Gallery Yamaki Fine Art and will present his sculptures and two-dimensional works.

 Masao SASAKI was born in Kyoto in 1964. He enters Faculty of Education, Shiga University in 1983 and meets the sculptor, Saburo MURAOKA who was at the time a professor. Under MURAOKA, SASAKI has developed his artistic language with his base in Kansai and explores his philosophical views in his paintings and sculptures. For this exhibition we will exhibit works he created by burning printed matters such as newspaper, magazines and books into ashes, along with his two-dimensional works where he cuts out from printed matters, multiples of paper fragments and pastes onto fabric. Through his works, SASAKI attempts to return ‘printed matters’, which can be said to be a symbol of belonging to a community, to a mere ‘matter’, catching glimpse of ‘Otherness’. Examining the artist’s philosophical approach, we are pleased to introduce you SASAKI’s career.

SessionSat. Apr 30, 2016 - Sat. May 28, 2016 Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Hours11:00-13:00 / 14:00-19:00
PlaceGallery Yamaki Fine Art
Venue3-9-5-2F Motomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0022
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AccessOne minute walk from Motomachi Station, West exit (JR/ Hanshin Line)