Hespe Gallery presents new works by Hiroshi Sato, beginning November 4 – December 6, 2014. A reception will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hiroshi Sato’s work presents a refreshing take on exact moments in time. The contemporary realist paintings are seen as snapshots, capturing intimate and still moments. He emphasizes form with his use of light and dark and evokes strong emotions by highlighting different sections of each painting. His use of geometric design elements adds both frame and flatness by playing with illusion and perspective.
Unlike his previous work, Sato’s focus is introspective, spurred by his reflections of the evolution of his creative processes over the past four years. His childhood activities, like piecing together models of planes, cars, and motorcycles, and a love for pop-up books, played a large role in his approach to painting today, and are the subjects within many of the current paintings.
Sato has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector, Art Business, the Artist’s Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. He is currently enrolled in the MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he recently completed his BFA. This will be Sato’s third solo exhibition at Hespe Gallery.