Masakatsu Sashie


On view now at Giant Robot’s GR2 gallery in Los Angeles is the exhibition Under Fluorescent Light, featuring new works by artist Masakatsu Sashie. The artist, who is from Kanazawa, Japan creates intricate paintings of hovering orbs, which contain details of his youth, densely packed in an auto-biographical manner. The work references, video games, fast food signs and vending machines, among other highly recognizable imagery.

The artist is currently a professor of art at Kanazawa College of Art, the same school from which the artist graduated. Sashie began his carreer as an artist by exhibiting in Takashi Murakami‘s GEISAI exhibitions in Japan. Under Fluorescent Light, will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The work will be on view at GR2 until October 15th.