MASATAKA CONTEMPORARY was launched in January 2013. Our mission is to introduce and encourage emerging talents that we felt in love with. We explore artists and their work across various media that meet our two criteria; creativity and independence.
from on Fri. Aug. 1st, 2014 to on Sat. Sept. 20th, 2014
Open: Tue – Sat 11am – 7pm Close: Sun, Mon, Holidays
OPENING RECEIPTION: ON FRI. AUG. 1ST FROM 6PM TO 8PM
I represent Japanese girls’ ambivalent feelings, such as love and eros, freedom and secrets, kawaii-ness and motherhood using colors and patterns in my paintings.
I would like to explore a boundary between the real and unreal.
My ultimate goal is to communicate with viewers by sharing my secrets and hidden feelings about love.
SAEKO SHIMOJO produces a drawing and a monotype of her work sticking to the meaning of her technique “go through a process”.
Shimojo skillfully lets her images play around, which are innocent and adorable, but powerful enough to draw us into the imaginative atmosphere of underpinned messages.
“Art works take me to different places and lead me to new people, that is why I will keep creating art work while thinking about people whom I have not met or whom I will meet in the future”.
My subject theme is human beings.
Some are depicted in human form, others not.
What I would like to pursue throughout my drawings and paintings is ‘a silhouette of man’, comprised of invented systems, i.e.machinery, domesticated animals, and societies, which are abundant and overflowing in our daily lives.
I like a real food, but also like to see the sample of foods, realistic miniature of foods and the foods described by novel.
Painting is what I love to do best.
I also yearn for trick art which can play together.
By using touchy-feely motif, I try and keep making enjoyable works.