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Ataru Sato

PROFILE

Ataru Sato

Through the act of drawing, Ataru Sato comprehends both his own existence and the world. With his intricate, seemingly even excessive, pencil lines Sato depicts his obsessions, his fears, his loves. What is it to understand others, and how close can we ever get close to others? His imagery proliferates as he keeps searching for the answers. These are Sato’s personal questions, yet they penetrate within his viewers too, before we even realize it. In addition to drawing, collage and installation, Sato has recently also been creating paintings, further widening his modes of expression.
Ataru Sato was born in 1986 in Chiba, Japan. He currently lives and works in Tokyo. He graduated from the Department of Information Design, Kyoto University of Art and Design, in 2009. His major group exhibitions include the 8th Gwangju Biennale (2010), the Yokohama Triennale 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR - How Much of the World Can We Know? - (2011), and “Inside” (Palais de Tokyo, 2014).

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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
2017
“Courtship” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2015
“MAN” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
2011
“First Love” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

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2007
“ATARU SATO: His Sea” Mehr (Midtown), New York, USA
Group Exhibitions
2017
“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 Collection
TAKAHASHI COLLECTION
Louis Vuitton Malletier