rei sato at lehmann maupin gallery‘who will you grow up to be?’ by rei sato, 2008 courtesy lehmann maupin gallery, new york ©2008 rei sato/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved.

 

 

lehmann maupin gallery in new york is currently hosting the first solo show by artist rei sato,  which will run until august 8th. as the gallery describes, ‘her seemingly childlike approach to painting and drawing provides an insight into feminine identity and perspective in japan through the usage of simple figurative forms, bold compositions and expressive colour. the series on show features rather mundane appearing photographs superimposed with hand drawn images of children, animals and butterflies.

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rei sato at lehmann maupin gallery ‘let’s all go to a party’ by rei sato, 2008 courtesy lehmann maupin gallery, new york ©2008 rei sato/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved.

 

rei sato at lehmann maupin gallery ‘copycat’ by rei sato, 2008 courtesy lehmann maupin gallery, new york ©2008 rei sato/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved.

 

rei sato at lehmann maupin gallery ‘a certain… (when i want to see the world upside down)’ by rei sato, 2008 courtesy lehmann maupin gallery, new york ©2008 rei sato/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved.