Ataru Sato

PROFILE

Ataru Sato

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.
Ataru Sato was born in Chiba Prefecture in 1986 and is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. In 2009, he graduated from Kyoto Zokei University’s 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.

WORKS

  • Boys are to love

    2008

  • First Love

    2008

  • Vitality

    2008-2009

  • Survive

    2010-2011

  • See you again

    2011

  • Distance

    2011

  • Sign

    2012

  • Maybe tonight

    2012

  • A world without the world

    2012

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BIOGRAPHY

1986
Born in Chiba, Japan
2009
Bachelor degree at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Information Design, Advanced Art Course
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

CV

Solo Exhibitions
2019
“Ataru Sato” Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2018
“+10” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2017
“Courtship” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2015
“MAN” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

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2011
“First Love” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
2007
“ATARU SATO: His Sea” Mehr (Midtown), New York, USA
Group Exhibitions
2019
”DOJIMA RIVER BIENNALE" Dojima River Forum, Osaka, Japan
“INTERPRETATIONS, TOKYO” Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2017
“MEN” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
“FLEMING FALOON” Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2016
“PREVIEW : A GROUP SHOW OF REPRESENTED ARTISTS” SPACE TGC, Tokyo, Japan
“Jitto” Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland
2014
“Inside” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

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2013
“Now Japan; Exhibition with 37 contemporary Japanese artists” Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
“Takahashi Collection Mindfulness!” Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
“Takahashi Collection Mindfulness!” Kirishima open-air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
2012
“Cosmic Travelers - Toward the Unknown” Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo, Tokyo
2011
“YOKOHAMA TRIENNALE 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR - How Much of the World Can We Know? -” Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
2010
“The 8th Gwangju Biennale 2010: 10000 LIVES” Gwangju, Korea
“VOCA 2010: The Vision of Contemporary Art” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009
“neoneo Part1 [boys] neoneo boys wa so-shoku-kei?” TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Hibiya, Tokyo, Japan
“Stars Popping Out of Chaos 2009 Artist’s File” Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
“Dorodoro, Doron - The Uncanny World in Folk and Contemporary Art in Asia” Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2008
“Jungju An, Kengo Kito, Kae Masuda, Hiroharu Mori, Robert Platt, Ataru Sato, Kouichi Tabata” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
“Schüttelreime” Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
“TERASE!” Kyoto Tower Bldg. / Sky Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2006
“Vier Junge Japanische Künstler, Werkraum Godula Buchholz” Denklingen, Germany
Public Collections

TAKAHASHI COLLECTION
Louis Vuitton Malletier
Spencer Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS

+10

9/Jun/2018 - 21/Jul/2018

Courtship

20/May/2017 - 24/Jun/2017