Through the medium of drawing and painting, Ataru Sato is able to understand the world, the people surrounding him, and himself. Featuring themes of obsession, fear, and romance through his fine pencil lines and unique brush strokes, Sato explicates that his work is something that he creates for himself and other individuals. As such he does not pursue the ambition of creating 'art for art's sake', novelty, or other motives. Born from a core of personal questions, Sato's ambition continues to be driven by the need to comprehend the indiscernible aspects of life.Read More
Ataru Sato was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1986 and is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. In 2009, he graduated from Kyoto Zokei University Faculty of Art & Design, Department of Information Design's Advanced Art Course. His major group exhibitions include the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010), Yokohama Triennale 2011 OUR MAGIC HOUR—How Much of the World Can We Know?— (2011), Inside (Palais de Tokyo, 2014) and the Dojima River Biennale 2019 (2019). Sato's works have also been featured in public collections such as the Takahashi Collection and Louis Vuitton Malletier.
Text courtesy KOSAKU KANECHIKA.
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