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Studio Visits: Masakatsu Sashie – “Coacervate” @ Jonathan LeVine

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.
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Art HK ’12 Art Fair – Mizuma Gallery

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.

Openings: Masakatsu Sashie – “Invisible Hand” @ Mizuma Gallery

A new exhibition from Masakatsu Sashie recently opened  up at the Mizuma Gallery in Tokyo featuring five new works from the Japanese artist. The title of the show, Invisible Hand, is taken from Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and is a term used to describe the self-regulating nature of the marketplace into which, by trying to maximize their own gains, individual ambition benefits society. A fitting choice as his work always touches on topics political in nature, especially imagery of a post-apocalyptic world mixed […]

Teasers: Masakatsu Sashie – “Invisible Hand” @ Mizuma Gallery

In his first solo exhibition since De Facto Standard way back in 2009, Masakatsu Sashie will present a new series of work at Mizuma Gallery that riff on his signature seemingly self-autonomous orbs. Entitled the Invisible Hand, his current body of retro-futuristic work references Adam Smith’s 1759 economic metaphor stating the market magically self-regulates for the betterment of society when individuals act out of their own self-interests, an argument that could easily be considered flawed in the modern era of complex derivatives and rampant greed that […]

Showing: Masakatsu Sashie – “Moon” @ Zipangu (Osaka)

Last showing a striking, large scale painting at Art HK back in May, Japanese contemporary artist Masakatsu Sashie is this time participating in a group exhibition in his home country. Moon, which opened on the 28th, saw a slight departure from the artist’s signature orb paintings, or perhaps more accurately a return of sorts to the hybrid machine compositions more relevant to the his early work. Both of the paintings, especially that of the large ship-inspired Jamboree, resembled themes revitalized during his last solo, De […]

Art HK ’11 – Mizuma Gallery

Consistently showing some of the best talent Japan has to offer, Mizuma Gallery is always one of the first booths we hit up at major art fairs. Art Hong Kong was no different this year as they brought along some of the brightest stars in their roster including Ai Yamaguchi (above) and Masakatsu Sashie (previewed). Check the full list of the artists here and also some photos courtesy of Jasper Wong after the jump…

Teaser: Art HK ’11 – Masakatsu Sashie @ Mizuma Gallery

Exhibiting with Mizuma Gallery, Masakatsu Sashie might very well steal the show with his newest creation destined for Art HK 2011, Asia’s preeminent art fair running from May 26th -29th. Producing a work with imagery that references the devastation left in wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami in his home country, the Japanese artist eerily conceived of the post-apocalyptic composition and began painting the piece prior to the disaster. A chilling, if unwanted, example of art imitating life, or in this case foreshadowing. Much […]
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Armory Week ’10: The Armory Show

Undoubtedly, you all have been waiting for more Armory Week ’10 coverage, and we apologize for the delay, but after nearly a week of visually-overloaded days and late nights, we had to take a break before getting to it. But now, without any further ado… In the end, we hit six fairs, including Pulse, Scope and Volta. The main attraction, of course, was The Armory Show, which was housed on two piers on Manhattan’s West side. Pier 92 focused on modern art (generally, the super […]

Preview: Mizuma Art Gallery @ Armory 2010

Tokyo’s Mizuma Art returns to New York City this week to participate in Armory 2010, and to whet our appetites before the fair, they sent us a few preview images. Unlike at Art Basel Miami, where the gallery had a solo show with conceptual/video artist Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (covered), at Armory, Mizuma will be showing a variety of works by their stable of emerging and mid-career Japanese artists, including such AM favorites as Ai Yamaguchi, Akino Kondoh, Tomoko Konoike and Masakatsu Sashie. See preview images, after […]

Openings: Sashie Masakatsu – “De Facto Standard” @ Mizuma Gallery

Mizuma Gallery recently hosted the opening of Masakatsu Sashie’s latest body of work “De Facto Standard.” As mentioned in our preview, Sashie isn’t just content with his success using his spherical motifs. He seeks to redefine the mold of success with larger canvas sizes and unique “shapes” we have not yet seen from the young artist. From ginormous wall size canvases to a few select smaller pieces sporting some unseen before designs, Sashie is definitely going for the “less is more” approach with only six high quality paintings […]
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