Sowing concurrently with Glenn Barr’s upcoming solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be a show from Masakatsu Sashie entitled External Effect. The Japanese artist’s work is influenced by the concept of “the balanced aquarium,” described by Nobel Prize winner Konrad Lorenz in his book King Solomon’s Ring: New Light on Animal Ways. Sashie sees parallels between the self-sustaining environment of the fish tank with the world we live in now where we are struggling to maintain stability in our lives while surrounded by consumerism, globalism and environmentalism. These thoughts […]
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On October 15th, Masakatsu Sashie will be opening a new solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled External Effect. From the drawings you see on the Japanese artist’s table in the photo above, it looks as though he will be continuing his popular clustered globe works. This exhibition will be a followup to his successful showing at the Chelsea showspace in 2013 (covered). Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
Fans of Masakatsu Sashie may be interested to know that Dynamo Editions has just released a print featuring his signature imagery earlier today. Entitled Blind, the image chosen features one of the Japanese artist’s floating globes of man-made objects and structures. The edition is limited to a run of 50, sized at 24 x 28 inches, and costs $225. Head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
Just this last Saturday night, Masakatsu Sashie was at KP Projects / MKG presenting some new works in the project room, complementing Jeff Soto’s exhibition in the main space. Entitled Blind Box, the series of oil paintings and drawings centered on the Japanese artist’s striking spheres of manmade objects. The suspended orbs are beautifully rendered and are overlaid over urban environments speaking to ideas of globalism and universality. Take a look at more photos of the opening below… Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
This Saturday night (June 27th), alongside Jeff Soto’s exhibition in the main space, Masakatsu Sashie will be presenting a set of new paintings collectively entitled Blind Box. Hosted by KP Projects / MKG in Los Angeles, the showing from the Japanese artist will feature his striking “balanced aquariums,” spheres of manmade objects suspended over urban landscapes. He further states – “I try to reconstruct familiar forms, a sense of beauty, everyday life, and landscapes from the past as well as the future. Shaping these compositions with the flow of time […]
Last weekend, the Oakland Museum of California opened a new exhibition, entitled SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the art and culture magazine Giant Robot. Along with a diverse selection of GR branded paraphenalia and publications, artists who have been involved with them over the years contributed original artwork as well as some wall murals. Fans saw a diverse collection of works from artists like Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P. Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe. Congrats to Eric Nakamura […]
A couple weeks ago, we visited Giant Robot 2 in West LA to check out the 20 Years Art X Mags Exhibition. Celebrating twenty years as a brand and supporter of Asian art & pop culture, the show features many of the artists that have been featured by GR over its long history including Yoshitomo Nara, Geoff McFetridge, Yoskay Yamamoto, Ai Yamaguchi, Souther Salazar, Rob Sata, Uglydoll, Edwin Ushiro, Kozyndan, Luke Chueh, Jeff Soto, Masakatsu Sashie, Barry McGee (seen above), and more. The show ends today […]
Last month, we stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out a new solo show from Masakatsu Sashie (featured). Included in the exhibition entitled Coacervate (Latin for “to assemble together or cluster”) of course were different permutations of the fan-favorite globes created out of buildings, appliances, vending machines, and other urban man-made elements, but also seen was an impressive sculptural representation (seen above) of the Japanese artist’s signature imagery. Take a look at more opening photos below… Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
Next week, Masakatsu Sashie makes his New York debut with an exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. For now, we’ll bring you an inside look Sashie’s studio as he prepares for this show. From the looks of things it appears he will bring back his urban spheres and display the interesting perspectives on a society filled with modernism and consumerism. This show starts October 19th, so make plans to stop by what promises to be a great exhibition. Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
Another booth AM stops by whenever we are at art fairs the Tokyo-based Mizuma Gallery. Not only do they represent one of our favorite artists, Masakatsu Sashie and his entrancing orbs of futuristic and post-apocalyptic goodness as well as the talents of Akino Kondoh, but their roster of artists always includes much of the up-and-coming talent from Japan. Take a look at more photos from our visit at Art Hong Kong. Discuss Art HK here.