Miki Sato "The Voices of Silence"


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Miki Sato "The Voices of Silence"

Jun 2 (wed) - 20 (sun), 2021 → extended until July 4 (sun)
12:00-19:00 (sun -17:00)
Closed on mon, tue
Yoshimi Arts

*The dates or opening hours are subject to change


Yoshimi Arts is pleased to present “The Voices of Silence” by Miki Sato, the artist's 7th solo exhibition at the gallery.
Sato’s production process begins with the layering of drawings of multiple ready-made images distributed through a variety of media, and analyzing them until the work is finally elaborated into an oil painting tableau. 
Existing images are dismantled and restructured in oil paint by adding smudging staining , ink blurring, and distortion. The drawing becomes a complete form the moment she finds “life” in itself. According to Sato, this oil painting process is like the act of exploring the root of spiritual feelings.
Sato has been using “face” for a motif as a way to introduce this world and the interpretations of its complex energy that are impossible to verbalize. The worldwide pandemic has totally changed our social life and seen the spread of uneasy feelings which we, despite experiencing the great earthquake disaster, could not even cope with. While this poses an acute challenge for relationships with others, Sato sees “faces” that have been drawn using many processes as a way to understand others. Her work embodies her hopes for solidarity in the future, with the exhibition functioning as an opportunity for viewers to empathize with others. 


image | 《I'll swim if you're swimming》 2021 oil on canvas 1620×1303mm(F100)


Miki Sato >>
1986 Born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
2009 Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts: Oil Painting, Tohoku University of Art and Design
2011 Completed Art Culture Master's Program (Oil Painting) in Graduate School, Tohoku University of Art and Design
2014 Completed Art and Design Doctor's Program in Graduate School, Tohoku University of Art and Design
  Researcher at Tohoku Culture Research Center (-2017)
Lives in Toyama Prefecture.
Solo Exhibition
2019 "Have You Seen This FACE?" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka) >>
2018 "Miki Sato solo exhibition" (Gallery Tsubaki /Tokyo)
2017 "DIVER" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka) >>
2016 "Miki Sato solo exhibition" (Gallery Tsubaki /Tokyo)
2015 "in and out" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka) >>
2014 "Miki Sato solo exhibition" (Gallery Tsubaki /Tokyo)
  N.E.blood 21 vol.51 "Miki Sato" (Rias Ark Museum of Art /Miyagi)
2013 Solo exhibition for review of doctorates thesis examination (Yusokan /Yamagata)
  "STRUCTURE/COSMOS" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
2011 "1 breath, 2 contact" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
  "Miki Sato solo exhibition" (Gallery Tsubaki /Tokyo)
2010 "Mountain Messenger" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
Group Exhibition
2020 "Decade vol.2" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
  "Decade vol.1" (Yoshimi Arts/Osaka) >>
2015 "5th Anniversary Festival !!" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka) >>
  "FINE ART / UNIVERSITY SELECTION 2014-2015" for young artists (Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki /Ibaraki)
2012 "-spring fair-" (Gallery Tsubaki /Tokyo)
  "Physical side II" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
  "Primitive [ in order ]" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
2011 Insight "RepetitionII" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
  Insight "Repetition" (ART OSAKA - Yoshimi Arts/Hotel Granvia Osaka /Osaka)
  "Miki Sato+Kamide Choemon-gama" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
2010 Yoshimi Arts opening exhibition "0+" @KAM (KOBE ART MARCHE - Yoshimi Arts/Kobe Portpia Hotel /Hyogo)
  Yoshimi Arts opening exhibition "0+" (Yoshimi Arts /Osaka)
  "Miki Sato・Natsuko Suzuki" (SAN-AI GALLERY /Tokyo)
  "Niki Exhibition in Spring" (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum /Tokyo)
2009 "ADVENTURERS on SURFACE-Vol.4" (CASO /Osaka)
  "Art Point selection Ⅱ" (GALLERY ART POINT /Tokyo)
  "Art Smash" (Gallery Q /Tokyo)
  "perche" (Ginza Surugadai Gallery /Tokyo)
2008 "Shell Art Award" (Daikanayama Hillside Forum /Tokyo, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art-Annex /Kyoto)
  "Niki Exhibition" (The National Art Center /Tokyo) <,09,10,11,12>
  "Miki Sato・Seina Yaguchi" (Bunshokan Gallery /Yamagata)
2007 "Nana no katachi" (Ono Gallery)
2010 "The Tenth Memorial Niki Exhibition in Spring" Newcomer Grand Prix
2008 "Shell Art Award" Selected
Japigozzi Collection


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