Ataru Sato

PROFILE

Ataru Sato

Ataru Sato attempts to understand himself, humanity, and the world around him through the act of drawing or painting. Expressing themes such as obsession, fear, and romance through fine – perhaps excessively fine – pencil lines and distinctive brushwork, Sato emphasizes that his works are created for himself. He sees art as being created by people who are alive to express their lived experiences and has no aspiration to create art for art’s sake, art that is novel, or art that seeks to be meaningful. Sato’s images continually propagate, driven by his need to comprehend the indiscernible aspects of life. Born from a core of personal questions, his work is characterized by a powerful energy that penetrates deeply, leaving a lasting impression on its viewers.

 

Ataru Sato was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan in 1986 and is currently based in Tokyo. In 2009, he graduated from the Advanced Art Course in the Department of Information Design, Faculty of Arts and Design at Kyoto University of Arts and Design. The artist’s major group exhibitions include “10000 Lives: The 8th Gwangju Biennale” (2010), “Yokohama Triennale 2011: OUR MAGIC HOUR – How Much of the World Can We Know?” (2011), “Inside” (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2014), and “Dojima River Biennale 2019” (Osaka, 2019). Sato’s works have been acquired by the Takahashi Collection as well as by Louis Vuitton Malletier.

WORKS

  • Boys are to love

    2008

  • First Love

    2008

  • Vitality

    2008-2009

  • See you again

    2011

  • Maybe tonight

    2012

  • A world without the world

    2012

  • She side

    2014

  • Come inside

    2014

  • Sleeping disorder

    2014

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BIOGRAPHY

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

CV

Solo Exhibitions
2020
“Øth (Zeroth)” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2019
“Ataru Sato” Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
2018
“+10” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan
2017
“Courtship” KOSAKU KANECHIKA, Tokyo, Japan

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2015
“MAN” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
2011
“First Love” Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
2007
“ATARU SATO: His Sea” Mehr (Midtown), New York, USA
Group Exhibitions
2021
"Daily Cat Essen" Ruttkowski;68, Paris, France
2020
“Archives of Civilization and Savagery” Sgùrr Dearg Institute for Sociology of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan
2019
"My Name is Tokyo Kai and I am an Artoholic" Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
”DOJIMA RIVER BIENNALE 2019" 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

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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
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, Tokyo, Japan
Louis Vuitton Malletier, Tokyo, Japan
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas, USA

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EXHIBITIONS

Øth (Zeroth)

6/Jun/2020 - 11/Jul/2020

+10

9/Jun/2018 - 21/Jul/2018

Courtship

20/May/2017 - 24/Jun/2017