In Los Angeles:
Masakatsu Sashie Show Opening
Under Fluorescent Light at GR2
September 20 - October 15
Reception: Saturday, September 20, 6:30 - 10:00
Giant Robot is proud to present Under Fluorescent Light, an art show featuring newwork by Masakatsu Sashie.
Masakatsu Sashie's works are often called "orb paintings" since he paints details from his youth as very detailed, compact spheres. Hailing from Kanazawa, Japan, his art captures the scope of his youthful activities and the orbs often represent memories that fade away from the world. His previous works were full of dark imagery, but his more recent pieces include vibrant, often colorful details such as vending machines, fast food signage, and videogames. He cites Mobile Suit Gundam as an influence, and enjoys art by Yukio Oscar Oiwa and Antonio Lopez Garcia. Currently, he teaches at his alma mater, Kanazawa College of Art.
Sashie got his start at Takashi Murakami's GEISAI shows in Japan. In America, he has shown at GEISAI USA at GR2 and the Giant Robot Biennale at the Japanese American National Museum. Under Fluorescent Light will be his first solo show in the United States, and will feature 2 gigantic paintings accompanied by 10 smaller pieces.
In San Francisco:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Group Art Show Opening
mixtART at GRSF, September 20, 2008 - October 8, 2008
Giant Robot is proud to present mixtART â„¢, a group art show held in conjunction with Hands-On Mobile, Inc's release of mixtART, an application that allows independent artists to sell their original works of art as wallpapers to mobile subscribers.