Micro Invasion by Masakatsu Sashie
May 9 / August 9, 2016
Masakatsu Sashie is a Japanese artist best known for his orb paintings
of fictional world, filled with futuristic warnings about human’s
tendencies for environmental dominance and over-consumption.
artworks present an imaginary world depicting large, city-like spheres
drifting above remains of a destroyed civilization. His gigantic orbs
are created out of scraps of old constructions from the Showa-period
(period of enlightened peace and harmony, period of radiant Japan during
the time of reign of the Shōwa Emperor, Hirohito, from 1926 to 1989)
and a pieces of mass production and mass consumption culture. Things
like vending machines, pachinko parlors or fast food signs and video
game components are woven into Masakatsu’s imagery in his orb painting
(creating an orb using a light source).