Juxtapoz Magazine – Naritaka Satoh’s Big “Reveal” @ GR Gallery, NYC

GR gallery is delighted to existing Expose, Naritaka Satoh very first solo exhibition in the U.S. and with the gallery. Spreading all-around the whole gallery room, the exhibit will existing fourteen artworks executed with the artist signature system combining acrylic and pencil on wood panel. Appositely conceived for the function, this new physique of performs expands Satoh’s visual vocabulary with improved topics, shades and expressions and deepen his discourse on the introspection and duality of the human psyche and the complexity of the hidden symbolism. His remarkably exclusive style Juxtaposes hyper real looking, beautifully balanced and controlled, black and white aspects, with howling and instinctive summary-expressionist like thick acrylic brushstrokes.

Naritaka Satoh’s artworks, imbued with enigmatic recollections, depict and take care of the distinction in concerning logic and emotion, pervasive in just about every solitary and social perform. Summoning idealistic and common tenacious poetic imaginaries, mixing it together with bold factual reality, Satoh makes profound nevertheless fascinating compositions, independent from rigid anatomy and volume, encapsuled in an unsure time interval. The title usually takes inspiration from and aged Japanese saying: ‘Cover up what smells bad’. Quoting the artist text: ‘As the declaring goes, to be delighted or displeased only with the very good parts that have been launched into the entire world, without having revealing inconvenient truths, is like wandering through a fictional globe. Matters are manufactured up of all sorts of intertwining and balancing events, including these that are favorable or unacceptable to oneself. We struggle, waver and wriggle concerning the boundaries of all kinds of conditions. The method is never seen to the human eye, but I feel that by comprehending the entire image, with all the aspects of the qualifications that go on within the fantastically geared up membrane, we can stay in the fact devoid of any falsehoods’.

Eros and Thanatos, buy and anarchy, harmony and instability, consciousness and unconsciousness inevitably reside jointly in any entity and the value of discovering a stability in in between these forces is what generates fantastic minds and creations. Satoh’s produced his precedence to give a form to this resolved disconnection, masterfully depicting the solemnity of this splendid and serene spirit equipped to give the right room and to preserve beneath manage the chaos that inhabit it. 

 Naritaka Satoh (Aichi Prefecture, 1980), graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006 and attained an MFA in Style at the very same College in 2008. Because then he has been doing the job on developing the exclusive fashion that we can admire these days. His paintings are mainly focused on portraits and even now lifestyle subjects that final result in a fusion of drawings so in depth that could be mistaken for photos, with a layered of acrylic summary matière. His works, which have a potent existence established by his good competencies, have been attracting awareness and assist from the two within and outdoors Japan and have been exhibited thoroughly in Asia mainly and turned section of prestigious artwork collections all about the environment. 

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