futuristic floating urban orbs by masakatsu sashie
futuristic floating urban orbs by masakatsu sashie futuristic floating urban orbs by masakatsu sashie
jan 14, 2012

futuristic floating urban orbs by masakatsu sashie

‘born to boogie’, 2009 oil on canvas 114.0 ×164.0 cm

kanazawa, japan-based artist masakatsu sashie creates intricate large-scale oil on canvas paintings which feature a post-apocalyptic urban environment. sashie’s paintings are nostalgic, emphasized by notions of destruction and abandonment in an anti-utopian futurescape. many of his works include a city-like sphere which seems to levitate above a failed civilization. these fantastical and futuristic pieces incorporate aspects of post WWII japanese architecture with a more nihilistic end result. in the collection of orb paintings, sashie creates an intricate world which functions with limited mobility– a fragments of commerce and architecture are spun into a single sphere which exists after the modern world has been eliminated. masakatsu sashie’s work is featured at the ‘seven dilemmas: emerging contemporary japanese artists’ exhibition at mizuma and one gallery on now until the 15th of january.

‘asphalt’, 2008 oil on canvas 112 ×194 cm

left: ‘monster’, 2009; oil on canvas; 194.0 ×162.0cm      right: ‘planet’, 2010; oil on canvas; 162 ×130.3 cm

‘bazzar’, 2010 oil on canvas 130.3 ×194 cm

left: ‘leaden gray’, 2010; oil on canvas; 162 ×130.3 cm right: ‘utility’, 2010; oil on canvas; 65.2 ×53 cm

‘moon’, 2009 oil on canvas 194 ×259 cm

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