SHU SAITO EXHIBITION "A VIEW FROM YESTERDAY"

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

A View from Yesterday, Shu Saito, 2013, 1,455 × 894 mm, acrylic on canvas

The solo exhibition, “A-View-from-Yesterday” by Shu Saito will be held at Cross Hotel Sapporo from April 1st. Besides creating his works based in Sapporo, he is also involved in the field of art education. After one year this exhibition will show about 20 of his latest artworks including his new works.

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Since its opening in 2007, Cross Hotel Sapporo has been giving a series of art exhibition of the “ART X (cross)”. From 2011, the ART X will feature the Hokkaido-based artists in collaboration with SHIFT. The exhibition also consists of the Machinaka Art project, which aims to fill the city with art and to create friendly environment for people to familiarize themselves with the art, with the participation of some galleries, artists and shops. This exhibition will be the seventh edition of “ART X” curated by Clark Gallery + SHIFT.

Saito picks up a small notice in the repetition of the every day life, incidents of trivial moments, creation of a space to connect with people and their feelings through his work as a medium by reconfiguring the colors and shapes. His installations which focus on the relation with the space, like reconstruction of painting, is just one of his features. These art works will be shown in various hotel spaces such as wall in reception area, and guest rooms.

Using colorful scheme like the gentle spring sunlight, the painting looks like a peaceful scenery. In contrast with it, his works contain a different kind of narrative with each title associated various things. Enjoy the world by Shu Saito with spring feeling in this season.

Shu Saito Exhibition “A View from Yesterday”
Date: April 1st – May 31st, 2013
Opening reception: April 5th, 18:30
Place: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Address: North 2 West 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan
Organized by: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Curated by Clark Gallery+SHIFT
Collaboration: Machinaka Art, Shobunsya
Tel: +81 11 272 0051 (Planning department)
http://crossmet.jp/sapporo

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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