Masakatsu Sashie – The Patch

Exhibition Dates: October 3rd – October 24th, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday October 3rd , 1-6pm

// Masks + Social Distancing Required

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm // Masks + Social Distancing

 

KP Projects is proud to present The Patch, oil paintings by Masakatsu Sashie.

 

Masakatsu Sashie is well known for his intricately painted spheres that exist as self-contained worlds in which the circle of life exists. The collapse of temporal space embodies globalism and a universal sense of being - both physically and philosophically.

 

These vistas are often rendered as levitating orbs above landfills or cities in the distance, an amalgam of the remnants of human existence. As an artist with a deep appreciation for handmade things, Sashie finds beauty in design – man made or organic, natural or artificial, seeing detritus as an extension of mankind and our evolution. An intricate combination of retro and sci-fi, the artist’s creations appear to hover gracefully between the worlds of a nostalgic past and a potentially dystopian future. Billboards, vending machines, fast food signs, building facades and video game iconography create a global time capsules of mass culture and value systems.

 

The Patch, Masakatsu’s newest body of work,explores contemporary culture formed by a patchwork of everyday life to create a continuum of past to present to the future. This continuing cycle of dynamic transformations is like the colorful refractions found looking through the lens of a kaleidoscope.

 

Masakatsu Sashie received his MFA from theKanazawaCollege ofArt in 2000 and has exhibited throughout Asia and the United States. His work is included in private and corporate collections around the world.