Katsuhiko Brian Sato // Japan

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INSPIRATION: In 1994, I visited Bali. This trip inspired me to draw dark skinned woman. The idea of the dark-skin woman in these pieces came to me, when I looked up into the night sky which was full of stars, as I was listening to GAMURAN (Bali’s native music) in the darkness. That was the moment when I realized that world of imagination is the real world for me.

I see flowers as windows that represent places that are allow the entrance of symbols in into the world of imagination or non-reality that is so different from the “regular” world in which we live such a basic life. I prefer to work with acrylics as they seem to be the best medium in which I am able to project  the image I wish to share with the world.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2010 Tower Records,Tower Books Tokyo/Japan

2010 Sakurazaka Art Gallery, Tokyo/Japan

2000 Lapnet Ship, Tokyo/Japan

1996 Kichijyouji Parco, Tokyo/Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2010 4D7S Art Show, Sendai/Japan

2009 The Choice Awards, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya/Japan

2008 Illustrative Zurich 08 at Messehallen Zürich (Halle 9) Zurich/Switzerland
The Choice Awards, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya/Japan

2005 Pop Art under 1, 000, 000 at Gallery Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo/Japan

2003 The Haunted Dollhouse at Copro Nason Gallery LA / USA
Ed “Big Daddy “Roth Tribute Group Art Exhibition, at Copro Nason Gallery LA / USA

2002 Cannibal Flower Show at Gallery 835, LA / USA

2000 The Definitive Retrospective at Copro Nason Gallery, LA / USA

1997 The Choice Awards, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya/Japan

1997 Urban art #5 at Shibuya Parco, Tokyo/Japan

1994 Christmas Exhibition at   Gallery Sho Contemporary Art ,Tokyo/Japan

1993 Pop artist of present age of the United States, Germany, and Japan at Gallery Sho Contemporary Art ,Tokyo/Japan

AWARDS:

2008 The Choice Awards – Judge Noriyuki Kitsugi

2007 The Choice Awards – Judge Teruyuki Yumura

1996 The Choice Awards – Judge Tadanori Yokoo

PUBLICATIONS:

NUMBER , BURST ,SM SNIPER ,BARFOUT ,TV BROS

BACHELOR, BURST HIGH, TOKION, ILLUSTRATION,

TOKYO JOURNAL, HOT DOG PRESS COLOR ,STUDIO VOICE,

SAIZO,WIRED , BURNOUT, MP,

LAFORET HARAJUKU( XMAS LIVE POSTER)

FEATURES:

TOKION “In the land of Sato

BURST “Cocoa iro no Jidai ” (Life in times of the chocolate color)

Art ? Alternatives. No.9 (USA)  “Life of Brian”

Tenjikan Tsuushin “From the place of the creation”

Liquitex “Liquitex Workshop” 

CD COVERS:

ROLLY TERANISHI/JUNGLE BUDDA

AKIRA JINBO /PACIFICA

MAD 3/JUNGLE MUSIC FROM THE OUTER SPACE

ISIS/SUBMARINE TUNNEL

ISIS/KARAMAWARI