Masakatsu Sashie
(JPN) Masakatsu Sashie was born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, which is known for the creation of traditional Japanese handicrafts. The orb-style which is representative of his paintings originated from the time when Sahsie was a graduate student. He received his MFA from the Kanazawa College of Art in 2000, and began his career creating oil paintings that focused on expressing the spherical building landscapes floating in the city. In 2005 Sashie participated in the tribute event "Fishmans Exhibition" NANZUKA UNDERGROUND (now: NANZUKA). In 2007, he participated in the group exhibition "GEISAI in GIANT ROBOT" / Los Angeles with members selected from the art event GEISAI by Takashi Murakami and started activities abroad. From the year 2008, he participated in many art fairs and group exhibitions as an artist with the Mizuma art gallery such as the "ZIPANGU Exhibition" until 2014, started by the group exhibition "Eyes and Curiosity vol.4" by Mizuma Art Gallery. Over the last decade, Sahsie has shown in galleries and museums across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and his work is included in multiple private and corporate collections internationally.