Yuichiro Moriyama & Midori Sato Exhibition “Scentful”
ISETAN SALONE ART WALL, Tokyo, Japan
January 20 – February 16, 2021
*This exhibition is co-curated by Keita Maruyama, designer of KEITAMARUYAMA, and Nanako Yamamoto, director of SCÈNE.
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Venue: ISETAN SALONE ART WALL (1st floor)
Access: Tokyo Midtown Galleria 1F 9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
Cooperation: Tomio Koyama Gallery, KEITAMARUYAMA
Midori Sato was born in 1984 in Aichi Prefecture. She graduated from Oil Painting Course, School of Art, Nagoya University of Arts in 2008, and studied at Ecole nationale des beaux arts de Dijion, France as an exchange student. She received M.F.A from Graduate School of Tokyo Zokei University in 2010. She studied in Paris as a recipient of the POLA Art Foundation award for overseas research in 2017.
A closet packed full of colorful dresses, an array of high-heeled shoes on shelves, vividly colored flowers: Midori Sato shows us things that every one yearns to see. Yet if we turn our attention to the details of her work, bold brushstrokes and an intentionally uneven paint coating tinge her subject matter with the contours of abstraction. This abstraction demonstrates the force of the power that draws the viewer into the picture plane.
Her major solo exhibitions include “Floating Drapery” (Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022), “Diaphanous petals” (The Pola Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Kanagawa, 2019), “Bouquet” (8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2019), “Orange Glow” (Green Art Flowers Gallery, Paris, France, 2018) and “Reflections” (Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, 2017). She participated in group exhibitions such as “Aichi Triennale 2016 rainbow caravan” (Aichi, 2016) and “Embracing for Painting” (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2015). In 2013, she received the Ohara Museum of Art Prize at “VOCA 2013″(The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo) and the artwork was housed in the Museum.