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Mitsugi Sato  (1971-)


Mitsugi Sato dropped out of Osaka University of Arts and was driven by an urge to go on a wandering trip from China to Asian countries with the lock of his apartment unlocked.

It is said that he wandered alive and dead many times and followed a journey like a relive of his previous life.

After returning to Japan, in 1998 he settled on the beach in Wakayama and started living. For the first few months, he roosted on the eaves and rocks of a beach inn and gradually moved to a "house" with a roof and walls.


"What you need comes from the other side." Recalling the words that Aboriginal natives who travel the desert alone for centuries have said so, instead of working to buy art supplies, in front of them. I picked up the drifting objects that appeared in the picture frame and started to make a flat surface as the material of the frame. Someday the picture frame begins to erode the painting, and the drifting objects make up the entire work.


"While picking up the drifting objects, I realized that I was the drifting objects," says Mitsugi Sato.

His style hasn't changed even now, when he lives in the crowds of the city, away from the beach. Pick up and create.

What we receive in what we have abandoned, in what we have abandoned, just keeps creating innocently.


Then, we are simply fascinated by the creation of the mysterious time, whether it was born or laid there all the time, just asking ourselves the answer.


  Naoki Masaki

Mitsugi Sato Mitsugu Sato

1971 Born in Osaka

1992 Dropped out of the Department of Fine Arts, Osaka University of Arts

1994 Wandering from China to Asian countries, the United States, Latin American countries, etc.

1998 After moving to Wakayama City, resumed writing activities using drifting objects.

2005 1st solo exhibition iTohen (Osaka), PANTALOON (Osaka)

    Traveling Exhibition lim Art (Tokyo)

    Special exhibition "I want the moon." SEWING TABLE COFFEE (Osaka)

2006 2nd solo exhibition iTohen (Osaka)

    Traveling exhibition colonbooks (Nagoya)

        Touring Exhibition "Morning"

2007 3rd solo exhibition "Waltz" iTohen (Osaka)

    Touring Exhibition Morioka Shoten (Tokyo)

2009 4th solo exhibition PANTALOON (Osaka)

    Traveling exhibition gallery feel art zero (Nagoya)

2010 5th Solo Exhibition iTohen (Osaka)

    Art Court Frontier 2010 # 8 (Osaka)

2011 Group Exhibition Natural Midwifery MAIEU TlKE Wild Creation Bakurocho ART + EAT (Tokyo)

    6th solo exhibition iTohen (Osaka)

    Solo exhibition gallery feel art zero (Nagoya)

2012 Group Exhibition Morioka Shoten (Tokyo)

    Group Exhibition Position 2012 Nagoya Art Museum ~ World seen from this place Nagoya City Museum of Art (Nagoya)

2021 Oku-Noto Triennale 2020+

At gallery feel art zero (currently Gallery NAO MASAKI)

<Solo exhibition>

2009 "Mitsugi Sato Exhibition"

2011 "Mitsugi Sato Exhibition"

2016 "Fluctuating shape"

2019 "108 Crosses"

2020 "ALIVE The shape of live, the expression"

<Special Exhibition>

2012 "Furniture Exhibition by Artists"

2013 "The book as ART"

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