GR2 Under Fluorescent Lights – Masakatsu Sashie 9/20/08 – 10/15/08

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Masakatsu Sashie Show Opening
Under Fluorescent Light at GR2
September 20 – October 15
Reception: Saturday, September 20, 6:30 – 10:00

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to present Under Fluorescent Light, an art show featuring new work 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.