Gallery: YY9 Gallery
Artist(s): Vaan Ip
Opening / Event Date: 9 March, 2017
Closing / End Date: 30 June, 2017
Sin Sin Fine Art is pleased to present the 1st solo exhibition of the emerging Japanese Artist Satoshi Katayama. The exhibition is curated by Sin Sin Man in collaboration with WADO PROJECT (Japan). It will be on view at Sin Sin Fine Art from 1 June to 15 July 2017.
Satoshi was self-taught to explore beyond a conventional category of calligraphy with influences by the pioneer Japanese calligraphers, Yuichi Inoue and Koji Kakinuma since 2010.
The symbols in his works are not always legible and the brushstrokes seem to take precedence over any literal meaning. He is trying to convey his artistic energy through logographic “kanji” characters, which he uses as a metaphor for communicating his internal state of mind.
In this exhibition, we will showcase Satoshi’s most recent research of “Water” series. “Water” represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. It is very often associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and softness. Satoshi is seeking to create a spiritual connection with the audience by guiding them into the retreat of formless “Nothing”.