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Ryuzo Satake

Ryuzo Satake paints pointillist images with traditional Japanese mineral pigments. He intentionally constructs images void of brush marks, detaching personal memories and emotions. The enigmatic characters are left open to interpretation by the viewer. The pixellated quality, which draws from our contemporary digitalized environment, is juxtaposed with centuries-old techniques in his intricate work. As a young creator, Satake remains faithful to the Japanese painting medium, showing remarkable technical prowess, and at the same time, his unique approach places him on the wave crest of contemporary Japanese painting, and his dreamlike imagery is gaining popularity locally as well as abroad.


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